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Previous Obits March 2005

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Randy Mitchell Bagnall

Randy Mitchell Bagnall, age 51, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005. A loving, compassionate, humble, and giving man, Randy spent his life considering the needs of others’ above his own. Loved by all who were fortunate enough to know him, Randy’s gentle nature, smile, charm, and sense of humor will be forever remembered in our hearts.

Randy was born in Lynwood, Calif., to Jack and Marilyn Bagnall. With his dad often racing motorcycles, and his uncles working in the motorcycle and automotive performance industry, Randy grew up with more than a passing interest in cars and motorcycles. He spent several years as the General Manager of a chain of automotive battery supply stores in Orange County, Calif. A skilled engine builder, he eventually opened his own automotive repair shop in Denver, Colo., where he would often repair cars for those in need at little or no charge. He later moved to Prescott to work as a construction manager for a local real estate company, and true to his nature, often performed home repairs for those in need again at little or no charge.

Randy is survived by his brothers, Steve, Gary, and Alan; his son, Shane; and two beautiful grandchildren, Wyatt Mitchell Bagnall, and Sadie Rose Bagnall. He is also survived by his Uncles, Art, and Bill; along with several cousins with whom he was very close throughout his life. Our deepest gratitude goes out to his devoted partner of 12 years, Cecelia, who stood by his side and cared for him in his time of need. We also thank the Lord for Reverend Allan M. Eliason and his wife Harle, two people whom he deeply treasured that took him in as their own and provided friendship and spiritual guidance. Randy, we will all miss you!

Those whose lives were touched by Randy are encouraged to attend a service in his honor on Saturday, March 5, 2005, at 2 p.m., at the Prescott First Church of the Nazarene in the Fellowship Hall, Reverend Allan M. Eliason, Officiant, 2110 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301.

Donations in his memory can be made to Global Outreach, Inc., P.O. Box 10096, Prescott, AZ 86304. For more information on Global Outreach, please call (928) 776-2428.

(Information provided by the survivors.)

Mary Ruth Hardison

Mary Ruth Hardison, age 88, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott. Mary was born Sept. 10, 1916, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of Herman and Nora Mae (Dyer) Kush.

Mary met and married the love of her life, Everett Baker in 1935. They had four children. Mary moved to Prescott from California in 2002. She was a member of the Baptist church. Mary enjoyed playing cards, cooking for the family and sewing. She had a passion for reading and flowers, especially roses. Mary also enjoyed traveling and being a part of family gatherings. She was proud of her family.

Mary is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Alice Shadrick of Prescott, Evelyn and Chuck Rumfola of Prescott; and her son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Jan Baker of Coarsegold, Calif.

Mary is also survived by her grandchildren, Dennis, Diane, Chuck, Sheri, Glenn, Michael, and Sean; and great-grandchildren, Derek, Dayna, Jacob, Cory, Drew, Aaron, Ryan, Kevin, Karlee, and Ashley.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Everett Baker; second husband, Blake Hardison; a daughter, Norma Marie Baker; a brother, Harold Kush, and her twin sister.

A private cremation was held at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley. Family services will be held later this week at Rose Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in Whittier, Calif.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

(Information provided by the survivors.)

Katherine Anne Harris

Katherine Anne Harris, age 81, of 909 Country Park Drive, in Prescott, passed away quietly on 28 Feb. 2005, at Mountain View Manor. She had lived in Prescott for nearly 30 years. She had previously resided in Long Beach, Calif.

Ann was born in Chattanooga, Tenn.

She was an office manager for The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company in Los Angeles, retiring in 1976, after 33 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her father, Samuel Heron Carter, Sr., her mother, Katherine Floy McClure, and her brother, Lee McClure Carter.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph K. Harris of Prescott; her stepsons, Michael K. Harris of Van Nuys, Calif., and Gary S. Hildreth of Lakewood, Calif.; and her brother, Samuel Heron Carter, Jr. of Amherst, Mass.

Special friends in Prescott are Otis and Marlys Skjei.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.

(Information provided by the survivors.)

Lester Jernigan

Lester Jernigan, age 72, of Yarnell, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Little Eden Care Home in Cottonwood. Lester was born in Phoenix June 1, 1932.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Garfield Jernigan; mother, Lura Jane Woody; sister, Una Melvina Logsdon (Jackie) and wife, Toni Susan Jernigan. Lester is survived by his brother, Luther Jernigan; sister, Viola (Edward) Gaddis of Oklahoma City, Okla.; his children, Connie (Ben) Harrison, James (Sheila) Jernigan, Beth Mardis, Toni Baker, Luke Jernigan, all live in Kansas. He is also survived by stepchildren, Carole Kimbler (Frank), Daren Taylor, Steven Taylor, all live in Arizona, and many grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Hampton Funeral Home, 240 South Cortez St., in Prescott.

(Information provided by the survivors.)

Sister Carol Therese Johnson, CSJ

Johnson, Sister Carol Therese, CSJ, died Feb. 25, 2005, at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Tucson. She was born Feb. 21, 1931, to Clarence and Teresa Z. Johnson, in Williams, and is survived by many loving relatives and friends.

Sister was educated at St. Joseph’s Academy, in Prescott, graduating in 1949. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, graduating from Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, later earned a MA from the University of San Francisco, and another from the University of Hawaii. Sister was an educator in California, including elementary teaching and administration. She spent six years in community administration in Hawaii. In recent years, she earned a CPE certification and ministered in the Emergency Department as chaplain at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church at 7 p.m., March 1, preceded by a viewing from 6 to 7 p.m. Burial will be at 10 a.m., March 2, at Holy Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph, Carondelet Center, 11999 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049 or Sisters of St. Joseph, 6571 East Carondelet Drive, Tucson, AZ 85710.

Arrangements by Bring’s Broadway Chapel in Tucson.

(Information provided by the survivors.)

Obituary Notices

Leo Riley, age 86, of Prescott, born July 2, 1918, in Taunton, Mass., died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at Las Fuentes Care Center.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at Hampton Funeral Home, Prescott.

Arrangements made by Hampton Funeral Home.

Josephine B. Rauch, 92, of Dewey, born Dec. 31, 1912, in Macomb, Miss., died Sunday, Feb. 27, in Prescott Valley.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 3, at Sunrise Funeral Home Chapel in Prescott Valley.

Arrangements made by Sunrise Funeral Home.

Norma Rea Funkhouser, 83, of Chino Valley, born June 15, 1921, in Latty, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, in Prescott.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, at Grace Baptist Church in Chino Valley.

Arrangements made by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Maurice Francis Kraemer

Maurice Francis Kraemer, age 88, passed away Feb. 26, 2005, in Prescott. He was born April 21, 1916, in Marysville, Kan., the son of Frank and Theodosia (Harrington) Kraemer. Maurice was a plumber who owned his own business.

Maurice is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Dorothy of Prescott Valley.

Graveside services for Maurice will be held today, Wednesday, March 2, at 2 p.m., at Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott, with Father John Shetler officiating, with burial following the services at the cemetery.

The family was cared for by Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory in Prescott Valley.

March 3, 2005

Phyllis Ann Copland

Phyllis Ann Copland passed away Feb. 25, 2005, in Mesa. Phyllis was born on Oct. 21, 1918, in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, to Harold and Olive Bair.

She married James G. Copland in 1940 and relocated to Phoenix in 1943. After Jim’s death in 1976, Phyllis resided in Tempe and Mesa. Recently, she found renewed happiness as a resident of Arizona Pioneers’ Home in Prescott.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband and one grandchild. She is survived by her brothers, Harold and Anita Bair and Harry and Peg Bair; sons, Jim and Pam Copland, Craig Copland and Eric and Darlene Copland; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Green Acres, in Scottsdale, on Feb. 28th.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Katherine Anne Harris

Katherine Anne Harris, age 81, of 909 Country Park Drive, in Prescott, passed away quietly on Feb. 28, 2005, at Mountain View Manor. She had lived in Prescott for nearly 30 years. She had previously resided in Long Beach, Calif.

Ann was born in Chattanooga, Tenn. She was an office manager for The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company in Los Angeles, retiring in 1976 after 33 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her father, Samuel Heron Carter, Sr., her mother, Katherine Floy McClure, and her brother, Lee McClure Carter.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph K. Harris of Prescott; her stepsons, Michael K. Harris of Van Nuys, Calif., and Gary S. Hildreth of Lakewood, Calif.; her brother, Samuel Heron Carter, Jr. of Amherst, Mass.; and her cousin, Carter Igou.

Special friends in Prescott are Otis and Marlys Skjei.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Otto C. Hoehne

Otto C. Hoehne, 1908-2005, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He loved his family, hunting, fishing, a good card game, lapidary work, and people, especially good neighbors.

Otto was active in Pleasant View Grange in Colorado, serving as master for many years. He was a dairy farmer and also did custom farming and carpentry work.

Otto was raised in Nebraska where he married Evelyn. He did what it took to provide food, shelter, and clothing during the Depression and drought.

Otto and Evelyn found irrigation water in Colorado at the base of the Rockies, at Boulder, where they raised their family. Later they retired in Estes Park, Colo., Mesa, and later moved to Prescott.

Otto was preceded in death by two brothers, four sisters, and granddaughters, Delaura and Alyssa Marchand.

Otto is survived by his wife of 70 years, Evelyn; brother, John; daughter, Dolores (Joseph) Tomlinson; son, Gene (Cindy) Hoehne; grandchildren, Don (Christine) Tomlinson, Erich Hoehne, Sarah (Thomas) Olezeski, Deborah Hoehne, Donovan Allen, William Marchand; and great-grandchildren, Nic, Jacob, Luke and Joshua Marchand.

Funeral Mass will be held today, Thursday, March 3, at 3:30 p.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury Avenue, in Prescott. Burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Park in Dewey.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Dean Searfoss

Dean Searfoss died at his home in Ione, Calif., Jan. 13, 2005.

Dean is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jaqueline, and their children and mates, Michael and Patsy Searfoss of West Melbourne, Fla., Karen and Chris Jensen of Ione, Calif., and Kathie and Ron Mitchell of Mesa. He leaves behind nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Dean served in the Army infantry during WWII as a Lieutenant and was honorably discharged in 1943. He served for 27 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, retiring as a Lieutenant in 1974. He and Jaque then moved to the Prescott area. Their desire to travel took them to various states, eventually settling in Ione, Calif.

He attended school in Mt. Blanchard, Ohio, and graduated from Finlay, Ohio, High School. He graduated from the Institute of Applied Science of crime detection and attended Los Angeles State College and U.S.C.

Dean was affiliated with the Masonic bodies of the Masons for more than 60 years. In 1973, he was president of the Peace Officers Shrine Club of Los Angeles, Calif. He remained a member in good standing with the Aztlan F.&A.M. Lodge No. 1, Prescott. He was an avid Ham radio operator (call #N7HIH), and enjoyed the computer. Dean was a charter member at Mingus View Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder and Deacon and on various committees.

A Memorial service will be held at Mingus View Presbyterian Church, Prescott Valley, on Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m. Graveside services and cremains interment will take place at Zion Boom Cemetery in Vanlue, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hospice of Amador County, P.O. Box 595, Jackson, Calif. 95642 or to the church.

(Information provided by survivors.)

John Anthony Cirelli, 78, of Dewey, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, in Prescott.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at Heritage Memory Mortuary in Prescott.

Graveside services will follow at noon at Heritage Memorial Park in Dewey.

Friday, March 4, 2005

Florence R. Neuer, 96, of Prescott, born Aug. 27, 1908, in Pittsburgh, Pa., died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, in Prescott.

Private cremation at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Larry R. Beal, 57, of Skull Valley, born Oct. 15, 1947, in Seattle, Wash., died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, in Prescott.

Private cremation will be at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley. Inurnment will be at a later date at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Timothy David Hughes, 53, of Prescott Valley, born Oct. 10, 1951, in Columbus, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, in Prescott Valley.

Commemoration will be held on Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at Miller Valley Baptist Church in Prescott.

The family suggests memorials in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, 8125 N. 23rd Ave. #222, Phoenix, AZ 85021-4961 or the American Heart Association Arizona Affiliate, 2929 S. 48th St., Tempe, AZ 85282.

Jacqueline Jean Yost, 68, of Dewey, born Sept. 9, 1936, in Gary, Ind., died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, in Dewey.

Commemoration will be held on Saturday, March 5, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Prescott Valley. Burial will follow at Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale.

The family suggests memorials in her memory to YRMC Hospice, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312-6565.

Saturday, March 5, 2005

John Anthony Cirelli

John Anthony Cirelli died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at the VA hospital in Prescott.

John was a retired Navy Chief and WWII veteran. He was a master diver and legend in the Navy and in civilian industry. He was also a successful businessman and devoted husband and father.

John was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Cirelli of Providence, R.I. He leaves his devoted wife, Sue Cirelli. He was the father of Suzanne Hewitt and Katherine Mau; brother of Vincent Cirelli; sister, Vincent Cirelli O.P. and the late sister, Mary Cirelli O.P. He is survived by five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be today, March 5, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Avenue, in Prescott. Graveside services will follow at noon at Heritage Memorial Park, 12000 Heritage Lane, in Dewey.

Donations can be made to American Heart Association, 2929 South 48th St., Tempe, AZ 85282-3145.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.

(Information provided by survivors.)

William L. Hodges, Sr., 83, of Chino Valley, died on Friday, March 4, 2005, in Prescott.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 8, at 3 p.m. at Chino Valley Cemetery in Chino Valley.

Arrangements by Heritage Memory Mortuary.

Sunday, March 6, 2005

Robert R. Downing

Robert R. “Bob” Downing, of Hamilton, Mont., left this world peacefully Feb. 16, 2005, following a sudden illness. The family was by his side as he stepped onto the first tee box of his next journey. Born May 16, 1919, in Durango, Colo., Bob was the son of Robert Lester and Marjorie Downing.

He was raised and attended schools in Southern Colorado and graduated from Durango High School in 1936. Sports were a passion he would carry throughout his life, lettering in baseball, track and basketball during his high school, Jr. College, and University days.

Bob was involved with his college fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, at Colorado University long after his graduation, and acted as Province President. Bob enlisted in the Army and was attached to the Air Force Signal Corps and stationed at Saipan as part of the 21st Air Force. During his tour, Bob served as Provost Marshal and was instrumental in the construction of the chapel, the tennis/basketball court, and the baseball diamond. He watched the Enola Gay take off from Tinian, a story he told with great emotion. Captain Downing was proud of his service to this great nation.

He received his degree in economics at CU, where he met and later married his one and only love, Jean Gilhams of Philadelphia in 1947. Bob worked in accounting and fraternity management in Boulder, Colo., while he and Jean raised their four children until 1964, when he became the President and General Manager of Ft. Collins Ready Mix, which later became Flatiron Materials Co. Bob enjoyed his fellowship with the B.P.O.E. After retiring, Bob returned to the industry in a legislative capacity as the Managing Director, serving The Colorado Ready-Mix Concrete Association for 10 years. In final retirement, Bob and Jean moved to San Diego, Calif., where they enjoyed the beaches of the West Coast and later, the desert life in Dewey, where they lived at Prescott Country Club. In 1997, Bob and Jean settled in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana to be closer to family.

Bob was an active participant in the Hamilton Senior Center and his black cowboy hat became his trademark. He enjoyed meeting new friends and telling stories. Bob’s dry sense of humor and his wry smile kept the men rolling their eyes and the women blushing. When asked if he would change “anything” about his life, without hesitation he said, “No, not a thing. My life has been great.”

Bob’s passion for golf led him on tours from Pebble Beach to Hilton Head Island; Torrey Pines to Cherry Hills; from Florida to Canada. He loved playing the game and first shot his age at 75 and had one hole-in-one to his credit.

Bob is survived by Jean, his gracious loving wife of 57 years; sons, Kipp and wife, Lisa, of San Diego, Calif., and Kirk of Spokane, Wash.; daughters, Linda and husband Terry Beck, and Jan King, all of Hamilton. He will be fondly remembered by his 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A small Memorial service and Celebration of Bob’s Life was held Sunday, Feb. 20th, in the Bitterroot Mountains.

Bob was a wonderful husband, an understanding and fun father, a friend to many, and fondly nicknamed “The Slacker”.

Letters of remembrance and stories are welcomed by the family and may be sent to P.O. Box 2097, Hamilton, MT 59840. The family is grateful for the compassionate care of Marcus Daly Hospital and Hospice. Contributions may be made to The Audubon Society, 469 North Kootenai Creek Road, Stevensville, MT 59870.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Milton O. “Pidge” Anderson

Milton O. “Pidge” Anderson passed away Feb. 25, 2005, in Prescott. He was born May 28, 1919, in Los Angeles, Calif., the son of Hans O. and Esther (Pedersen) Anderson.

He proudly served as a Signalman during WWII in the U.S. Navy.

“Pidge” retired after 31 years, as a power line foreman for the Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power. He and Helen moved to Prescott in 1980. He was a very active member of the VFW, American Legion, Citizens Tax Committee and the Smoki People.

“Pidge” is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen; son, William of Tucson; daughter, Cheryl of Prescott; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou of Victorville, Calif., and Dorothy of Lake Arrowhead, Calif.; and nephew, Steven of Victorville. He was preceded in death by brothers, Kenneth and Byron.

“Pidge” enjoyed watching football and was an avid fan of NASCAR.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Yavapai Humane Society in “Pidge’s” name, 1625 Sundog Ranch Road, Prescott, AZ 86301.

A Celebration of “Pidge’s” Life will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 9th, at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, corner of Cortez and Carleton.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Vivian G. Schall

Vivian G. Schall, born May 28, 1918, left this earth on Feb. 24, 2005, to join her dearly beloved husband, Truman, who passed on Feb. 12, 1991. Her grandson, Truman Blevins, and her brother, Kenneth Nelson, also preceded her in death.

Vivian is survived by her daughters, Beverly Blevins and Sharron Tucker; son-in-law, Julian; a sister, Lorraine Gilmore; a sister-in-law, Ruth Owens; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

We welcome all who were touched by Vivian to join us in a Celebration of Her Life. Services will be held at Unity Church, 145 South Arizona Avenue, in Prescott, Saturday, March 12, at 2 p.m., with Reverend Tom Catlin officiating.

The family was cared for by Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory of Prescott Valley.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Mary T. Kowalski

Mary T. Kowalski, age 88, died Feb. 25, 2005, in Prescott. She was born March 24, 1916, in Lackawanna, N.Y., to Michael and Tecla (Dyrda) Maziarz.

Mary enjoyed being a homemaker. She had many friends and she was dearly loved by her family who will miss her.

Mary is survived by her son, Norbert Kowalski; daughter, Karen (Ted) Messenlehner; daughter-in-law, Sandra; grandchildren, Lesley (Mike), Caroline (David); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Kowalski; their son, Arthur J. Kowalski; and her stepmother, Katherine Figlewski.

A Commemoration service, in honor of Mary, will be held at a later date at St. Germaine Catholic Church in Prescott Valley.

The family was cared for by Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory of Prescott Valley.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Dallas C. Allred, M.D.

On March 3, 2005, Dallas C. Allred, M.D., went home to be with the Lord. He was born in Alma, N.M., on June 12, 1926, to John Thomas Allred and Ida May (Anderson) Allred.

Dr. Allred is survived by his wife and continued companion, Floy Ann (Gray) Allred of Prescott, son Joe Shallenberger and his wife Hara of Arnold, Md., son Randy W. Allred and his wife Sandi of Prescott, and daughter Tracy (Allred) McConnell and her husband Dave of Prescott; six grandchildren: Connie, Jonathan, Kristy, Sierra, Will and Garrett; and one of six brothers, W. Con Allred and his wife Vera of Glenwood, N.M.

Raised in Glenwood, N.M., he traveled to Silver City, N.M., for his education. After graduating from Teachers College High School in 1943, he soon enlisted in the U.S. Navy and sailed on a destroyer escort, the USS Foreman, during World War II. Upon completing his enlistment in 1946, he attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces until 1949, when he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. While working as an engineer for Westinghouse in Chicago, he made the decision to attend medical school at Northwestern University, from which he graduated in 1957 with his M.D. He was soon drawn back to the Navy to complete his residency and internship at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, Calif. During this time he sailed on the USS Gen. Edwin D. Patrick and completed his duty in June 1959.

During Dr. Allred’s academic studies he was a member of several organizations including Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities, and Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.

Dr. Allred began his career as a family physician in New Mexico and moved to Prescott in 1964. During his 39-year career as a physician he was a member of the American Academy of Family Practitioners, the American Medical Association, and the Yavapai Regional Medical Center staff. He also served as an honorary member of the staff of the Attorney General of New Mexico, a member of Phi Kappa Phi, and a member of the Arizona Governor’s Health Council. Dr. Allred was a member of the United Methodist Church.

While he derived the most joy from his practice, he also enjoyed the outdoors and loved hiking, hunting and fishing. He was an avid news buff and enjoyed poetry, word jumbles, and many kinds of music. During his last years, he found his niche laughing with, comforting and assisting others, while residing at the Margaret T. Morris Center. He was respected and loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Memorial services will be on Tuesday, March 8, at 2 p.m., at the Prescott United Methodist Church, with military honors rendered by American Legion Post #6. Cremation will be private at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley. Arrangements were entrusted to Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home. To sign the guestbook online and view the memorial tribute, please visit

(Information provided by survivors.)

Monday, March 7, 2005

John H. Priesthoff

John H. Priesthoff, 84, of Chino Valley, born Nov. 6, 1920, in Kokomo, Ind., died Sunday, March 6, 2005, in Prescott.

Celebration of life services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at the Chino Valley Funeral Home Chapel.

Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Vivian G. Schall

Vivian G. Schall, born May 28, 1918, left this earth on Feb. 24, 2005, to join her dearly beloved husband, Truman, who passed on Feb. 12, 1991. Her grandson, Truman Blevins and her brother, Kenneth Nelson, also preceded her in death.

Vivian is survived by her daughters, Beverly Blevins and Sharron Tucker; son-in-law, Julian; a sister, Lorraine Gilmore; a sister-in-law, Ruth Owens, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

We welcome all who were touched by Vivian to join us in a Celebration of Her Life. Services will be held at Unity Church, 145 South Arizona Ave., in Prescott, Saturday, March 12, 2005, at 2 p.m., with Reverend Tom Catlin officiating.

The family was cared for by Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory of Prescott Valley.

Information provided by the survivors.

Virginia Ford

Virginia Ford, age 85, born at Harrison, Mich., Oct. 28, 1919. She died Saturday, March 5th.

She married her high school boyfriend, Les Ford, in 1940. They raised two great children, Terry Ford of Dewey and Barbara Spicer of Lyons, Mich. They have four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

We miss this beloved wife and mother very much but now she is having lunch with the other angels in Heaven.

We all love her so very much.

Graveside services will be private.

Information provided by the survivors.

John Howard Priesthoff

John Howard Priesthoff peacefully passed away in Prescott on March 6, 2005, with his family by his side. Born in Kokomo, Ind., in 1920, John graduated with a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Iowa, after serving in the Navy during WWII. He worked for Eastman Kodak for 28 years, retiring as a Technical Service Supervisor in Hollywood, Calif., in 1980.

John and his wife, Pat, moved to Whidbey Island, Wash., in 1986, where he continued his artistic pursuits in oil painting, stone and woodcarving, and clay sculpting. In 2000, they moved to a sunnier climate, making their home in Chino Valley. For the last five years, John was able to actively enjoy gardening, fishing and his art.

John is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Patricia; his sister, Natalie Carney; his daughters, Victoria Vanderhorst and Janet Taylor; and son, Stephen Priesthoff. He will be fondly remembered by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his first son, John Howard Priesthoff II.

Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

Information provided by the survivors.

Ruby O. Goodman

Ruby O. Goodman, of Prescott, passed away Friday morning, March 4, 2005, at the age of 87, at Prescott Samaritan Village. Ruby was born on a farm in Sesser, Ill., on Aug. 18, 1917,the youngest of eight children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Goodman in 1969; her parents, Elbert and Louella Melvin Thompson; four brothers and three sisters. Ruby is survived by her children, Paul Goodman and his wife, Jean of Parkland, Fla., Janet and her husband, Bruce Logan of Prescott; six grandchildren and their spouses and 11 great-grandchildren.

Ruby was most proud of the years she spent teaching Kindergarten at Norwalk Brethren in Southern California and the Christian Academy of Prescott, for a total of 31 years. Ruby moved to Prescott in 1981, and worked at the Christian Academy, even beyond her retirement age. She loved working with children, which certainly kept her young at heart.

The family sincerely thanks the staff of Prescott Samaritan Village for their special love and care given to Ruby, the past two years.

A Memorial Celebration service will be held at the First Baptist Church, Saturday, March 12, 2005, at 11 a.m., at 148 South Marina St.

Arrangements are entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary, in Prescott.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Christian Academy of Prescott, 148 South Marina St., Prescott, AZ 86303

Information provided by the survivors.

Esther Griswold

Esther Griswold, 80, of Prescott, born May 12, 1924, in Denmark, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, in Prescott.

A celebration of Esther’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home in Prescott.

Private cremation at Bradshaw Crematory.

Arrangements made by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

John Kochendorfer

John Kochendorfer, 89, of Prescott, born March 8, 1915, in St. Paul, Minn., died Sunday, March 6, 2005, in Prescott.

Private cremation at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

Arrangements made by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Barbara Snyder

Barbara Snyder, 96, of Prescott, born July 28, 1908, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, in Prescott.

No services are planned.

Arrangements made by Heritage Memory Mortuary.

Mary Alice Boyle Rowe

Mary Alice Boyle Rowe, 72, of Prescott, died Friday, March 4, 2005, in Prescott.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, at Heritage Memory Mortuary in Prescott.

Robert Egnew

Robert Egnew, 89, of Prescott, born March 6, 1916, in Fulton County, Ohio, died Monday, March 7, 2005, in Prescott.

Private cremation at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley,

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Edward Foster

Edward Foster, 87, of Chino Valley, born March 25, 1917, in Lonesome Dove, Texas, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, in Chino Valley.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, at Chino Valley Funeral Home Chapel.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9, at St. Catherine LaBoure Catholic Church in Chino Valley. Graveside services will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott.

March 8, 2005

Millie Ryan

Mildred Evelyn Ryan, age 81, of Prescott, was killed instantly in a traffic collision on Feb. 28, 2005.

Millie is survived by her three children, Carol Anita of Sacramento, Calif., Bruce Augustus of Bellevue, Wash., Thomas Aquinas of Seattle, Wash.; her husband of 58 years, Ted; her brothers, Charles Holloway of Oregon and Jerre Holloway of Missouri; her daughters-in-law, Susan and Cathy and last but not least, her three precious grandsons, Nic, David, and James.

Born in Glasgow, Mo., of long standing farming families, Millie very early exhibited her quest for perfection in everything she chose to do. She was the winner of 4H prizes, the MVP of her high school basketball team which achieved a state championship, and she received a scholarship to a business college in Kansas City. At an early age, she boldly moved to San Diego, where she contributed to the war effort at Consolidated Vultee Aircraft.

After WWII, she was employed by The Kelco Company in San Diego as secretary to the chief officer of the company. It was there that she met her future husband, Ted. Soon after her marriage the family moved to suburban Washington, D.C. where she became known for her hospitality, her bridge playing expertise, as well as her prize winning baking.

Early in her marriage her mother-in-law, gave her a set of golf clubs. She took on this new challenge with customary zeal and soon became a very proficient golfer. Years later, while the family was living in Bellevue, Wash., she won the Bellevue Ladies Golf Club Championship two years running.

Millie’s life as a stay-at-home mom was often challenging. Ted’s work as an Oceanographer required frequent stints at sea, and nearest relatives were thousands of miles away. After Ted’s retirement, they enjoyed traveling in China, New Zealand, Europe, the U.K., Mexico, South America, as well as traveling with a trailer throughout the U.S.A. She has always been known for her superior driving skill.

After moving to Mesa, in an effort to help her husband’s weak tennis game, she took up that sport; and within months she had accumulated numerous trophies in mixed and ladies doubles tournaments.

In lieu of services, the family wishes to support Prescott Tennis. There will be a Trust Fund, in Millie’s name, for just this purpose.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

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Hazel Nickles Benedict

Hazel Nickles Benedict, age 97, of Tempe, passed away on March 5, 2005. She was born on July 22, 1907, in Masham, Okla., and grew up in La Plata, N.M.

In 1932, she married Franklin J. Benedict, former superintendent of Benson Public Schools and Tempe Union High School District, and they spent their married life in Benson and Tempe, Ariz. Hazel was a long-time member of Tempe Women’s Club, an avid bridge player, and was honored as a Tempe All-American Woman in 1985.

Hazel Benedict was predeceased by her parents, 11 brothers and sisters, and her husband, Franklin, in 1997. Her survivors include: two sons, Franklin O. and his wife, Sharron of Prescott and John C. and his wife, Jane of Tempe; granddaughters, Rhonda Rosdahl and her husband, Keith, of Prescott, Jennifer Benedict of San Francisco, Julie Benedict of Phoenix, and Kelly Benedict of Tucson; great-grandchildren, Levi, Sierra and Alexa Rosdahl, Prescott; brother-in-law, Sam Benedict and his wife, Kay, of Casa Grande, sisters-in-law, Irene Benedict of Tempe, and Barbara Nickles of Elgin, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Carr-Tenney Mortuary, 2621 South Rural Road, in Tempe on Friday, March 11th, at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at East Resthaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

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John Anthony Cirelli

John Anthony Cirelli died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at the VA Hospital in Prescott.

John was a retired Navy Chief and WWII veteran. He was a master diver and legend in the Navy and in civilian industry. He was also a successful businessman and devoted husband and father.

John was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Cirelli of Providence, R.I. He leaves his devoted wife, Sue Cirelli. He was the father of Suzanne Hewitt and Katherine Mau; brother of Vincent Cirelli; sister of Flora Papa; sister of Vincent Cirelli O.P. and the late sister, Mary Cirelli O.P. He is survived by five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Saturday, March 5, at Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Avenue, in Prescott. Graveside services were held that day at Heritage Memorial Park, 12000 Heritage Lane, in Dewey.

Donations can be made to American Heart Association, 2929 South 48th Street, Tempe, AZ 85282-3145.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.

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Charles Eugene Sharp

Charles Eugene Sharp, age 86, of Prescott, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2005, at Prescott Samaritan Village. He was born March 2, 1919, in Glendale, Calif.

Charles and his wife, Mary, met in San Francisco, Calif., where they lived until retiring to Prescott in 2001.

Charles is survived by his daughter, Etta Dunaway, his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, and his son, Jack H. Lee.

The Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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Edward R. Foster

Edward R. Foster, age 87, of Chino Valley, passed away at his home on March 6, 2005. He was born on March 25, 1917, in Lonesome Dove, Texas.

Eddie retired as an electrician from Santa Fe Railroad. He loved horses and riding, enjoyed hunting, and was an avid horseshoe player. Eddie had a great sense of humor, was kind and generous, and loved his family very much.

He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy, and their children, sons, George Foster and Lynn Rehm, both of Meadview; daughters, Gayle Morris of Surprise, Kaycee Barker of Arizona, Cheryl Breuckel of Morepark, Calif., and Beverly Santo of Prescott. Eddie was a grandfather of 26 and great-grandfather of 24. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Bertie Foster.

Visitation was held Tuesday, March 8th, from 5-7 p.m., at Chino Valley Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held today, March 9, at 10 a.m., at St. Catherine LaBoure Catholic Church in Chino Valley. Graveside services will follow at Mt. View Cemetery in Prescott.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Chino Valley Food Bank, P.O. Box 837, Chino Valley, AZ 86323.

Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

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Les Winther

Les Winther, age 54, of Skull Valley, passed away March 6, 2005, in Phoenix.

Les was a custom home builder and owner of Winther Co. L.L.C.

Les is survived by his wife of 33 years, Marcy; his son, Erik; his daughter-in-law, Gina; his daughter, Amber; and his grandson, Zane, who meant the world to him. Survivors also include his brothers, Brad, Bruce, Bob, Marty; his sister, Tammy; along with his stepmother, Beverly Winther, and stepbrothers and stepsisters. He will be greatly missed.

Services will be held Saturday, March 12th, at 1 p.m., at Skull Valley Church. A graveside service will follow the church service at Skull Valley Cemetery.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.

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Neal J. Hase

Neal J. Hase, 68, of Prescott Valley, born Nov. 16, 1936, in Minneapolis, Minn., died Sunday, March 6, 2005, in Phoenix.

Private cremation will be at Bradshaw Crematory. Committal Services with military honors will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix on Friday, March 11, at 11 a.m.

Arrangements by Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel.

Marion Fairhurst

Marion Fairhurst, 86, of Prescott, born June 25, 1918, in Katawa, Ky., died Monday, March 7, 2005, in Prescott.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Knights of Pythias Lodge, 1606 East Apache Blvd., Tempe. The Pythian Sisters will officiate the service. A private burial was held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

The family suggests contributions be made in Marion’s name to the Margaret T. Morris Center Strolling Garden, 844 Sunset Ave., Prescott, AZ 86305.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Margaret Ann Mackey

Margaret Ann Mackey, 87, of Prescott, born Sept. 2, 1917, in Winnsboro, La., died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Prescott Samaritan Village.

A Visitation and Gathering of Friends will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 11, at the Hampton Funeral Home in Prescott.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Mark Tilley officiating.

Helen Marie Horkey

Helen Marie Horkey, 86, of Prescott, born March 18, 1918, in Pittsburgh, Pa., died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in Prescott.

Private cremation at Bradshaw Crematory.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

March 9, 2005

Margaret Ann Mackey

Margaret Ann Mackey, a gentle and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, left her Prescott home peacefully, Sunday morning, March 6th, to return to the Lord. She was 87.

Certain of love established by her savior Jesus Christ, Margaret spent every day reflecting Christ’s grace and love to family, friends, and those lucky to have met her. Bereaved family takes comfort in knowing that Margaret is finally rejoicing in God’s presence, and that there is another voice in Heaven’s choir.

Born Sept. 2, 1917, in Winnsboro, La., to Ernest and Nita Jamieson Cassels, Margaret spent most of her youth growing up in Mississippi. Her father, a minister, passed away when she was young, leaving her mother to raise her along with three brothers, Fielding Cassels, Jennings Cassels and Maurice Cassels. Her mother, a seamstress, proudly put her and her brothers through school.

Graduating from Weaks High School in Woodville, Miss., Margaret went on to attend Mississippi Woman’s College in Hattiesburg, Miss., which is now known as William Carey College. The college was founded by its current namesake in 1906 and is run by the Mississippi Baptist Convention. On May 13, 1938, Margaret graduated with a teaching degree. She served as the Class Reporter for her graduating class. Margaret received her teaching license on Aug. 29, 1938, and began working in public schools in Mississippi.

Later, along with her mother, Nita, and brother, Maurice, Margaret moved to Phoenix, where she worked as a secretary in the First National Bank Trust Department. It was in Phoenix that Margaret met and later married her devoted husband, Ira Mackey. They wed on Nov. 23, 1955, at Central Heights Baptist Church in Phoenix. Their matron of honor was Betty Reeve, Ira’s sister. Wally Reeve served as the best man. The couple honeymooned in Prescott, which was later to become their home, as well as the home of their son, David L. Mackey.

Margaret continued her life of service to Christ by working for years as the church secretary for Mission Drive Baptist Church in Phoenix. Building a home filled with love while Ira worked as an airplane mechanic, Margaret shared her faith with the youth and adults of her church every week as a Sunday school teacher. Members of Mission Drive Baptist Church remember Margaret’s loving and gentle devotion to Christ. She was a faithful and active member of Mission Drive until she moved from Phoenix to Prescott with her husband in June 2002.

Constantly praying and reading the scriptures, Margaret prepared for Heaven her entire life. Family members said Margaret let her actions speak volumes about her faith. Never one to loudly or forcefully evangelize, Margaret would sweetly ask family and friends, “Are you reading your Bible?” and “Have you prayed about it?”

In the later years of her life, Margaret delighted in the blessings God had bestowed on her family: her son, David, became a successful attorney and Arizona Superior Court Judge who continues to raise a beautiful and loving family in Prescott.

With the memory of Margaret, her family said that the gentle kindness and eternal love she possessed would live on in the family for generations to come.

Margaret is survived by her husband, Ira; son, David, and his wife, Peggy, and their three children, Aaron, Whitney and Will; and her niece, Debra Bokich and her husband, Chad, and daughter, Sarah. She also is fondly remembered by her nieces, Carol-Ann and Margaret, and nephew, Paul.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Ernest and Nita Jamieson Cassels, as well as her three brothers, Fielding, Jennings and Maurice.

Visitation will take place Friday, March 11th, from 5 to 6 p.m., at Hampton Funeral Home, 240 South Cortez, in Prescott (928) 778-4400.

Family and friends will remember Margaret Saturday, March 12th, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Avenue. Pastor Mark Tilly will officiate.

Instead of flowers, Margaret’s family asks that memorial contributions be sent to the Sunup Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 2033, Prescott, AZ 86302.

Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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Brenda LaGourgue Colbert

Brenda LaGourgue Colbert, age 5l, died at her home in Scottsdale on March 3, 2005. She was born in Flagstaff on May 31, 1953.

She is survived by her son, William Travis Colbert; her father, Ted Lawhead; one sister, Ilene Roby; four brothers, Ed Lawhead, Mike Lawhead, Frank Lawhead and George, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins in the local area.

The family requests that donations be made to a memorial fund that has been established for her son at National Bank of Arizona, Prescott Valley Branch, in lieu of flowers.

Graveside services will be held at the Peeples Valley Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 12.

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Billie H. Woodruff

Billie H. Woodruff, 75, of Prescott, born Oct. 12, 1929, in Pueblo, Colo.,, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, in Prescott.

Services will be held Saturday, March 12, at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary in Glendale, Ariz.

Arrangements by Hampton Funeral Home.

March 10, 2005

Ann Schaefer

Ann Schaefer entered her eternal life on March 8, 2005. At the time of Ann’s rebirth she was at her home in Prescott, lovingly embraced by her daughter, Susan Grandjean, son-in-law, Jim, and grandsons, Jules, Alain and James.

She was born in 1910, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Charles and Caroline (Barnes) Englert. For 82 years, she resided in Queens, N.Y., and in 1993 she moved to Prescott, quickly adopting it as her new home, never losing her pride in being a native New Yorker.

Ann’s life was unselfishly devoted to serving the Lord as a Eucharistic Minister and a volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She was also active with the Legion of Mary, Clarets, Altar Society, and Sierra Club. A dedicated pro-life advocate, she prayed and worked diligently for an end to abortion.

In 2001, she received the N.A.G.A. Caregivers Award for her hours of volunteer service to the sick and elderly of Prescott. In 2003, Ann was honored to receive the Phoenix Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Pax Christi Award for her service to others.

Ann lived life to the fullest and loved being “on the go.” She was a member of Sacred Heart Church’s Fun Bunch. A world traveler, she listed her favorite places as Alaska, which she visited many times, and the Holy Land.

Ann’s additional remaining family in this world includes: her devoted daughter, Marilyn Goetz of Long Island, N.Y., and three grandchildren, Peter, Jeffrey and JoAnn Goetz, and six wonderful great-grandchildren. She is also blessed with many loving nephews and nieces.

Ann was preceded in death by her loving husband, Karl “Charlie”, seven sisters, five brothers-in-law, precious grandson, Michael Goetz, and son-in-law, Joseph Goetz, and her beloved godchild, Diane Upton. Ann looked forward to a great reunion with her many friends and family in Heaven.

Ann will be greatly missed, but we are comforted to know that she is with Jesus, and continues to pray for us. Ann was an inspiration to all who knew her and was so dearly loved by her family and friends.

Celebration of Ann’s Life Mass will be 11 a.m., Monday, March 14, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13th, at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, corner of Cortez at Carleton, with a Rosary and Sharing of Memories at 3 p.m.

The family suggests memorials in Ann’s name to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 150 Fleury, in Prescott.

Please visit Ann’s tribute and guest book at www.ruffnerwakelin.com.

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Renee Denise Want

Renee Denise Want, age 39, of Paradise Valley, passed away in her sleep March 2, 2005.

Born in El Paso, Texas, she was a loving mother to Kelsey, 15; Shelby, 10; and Steven, 16. Survived by the love of her life, husband, Henry Want III; parents, Robert and Sally Trueblood; sister, Carol; brother, Keith; and extended family. Henry, Renee’s husband, moved to Cordes Lakes in 1974 and lived there until 2001, at which time he married Renee and moved to the valley.

To know Renee was to know true happiness and devotion. She loved with her whole heart and cherished life. Her generous bright personality will be missed by all.

Memorial services were held at Paradise Sunset Chapel on March 8th, in Phoenix.

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Thomas “Tom” Johnson, 85, of Mayer, born April 18, 1919, in Minneapolis, Minn., died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in Prescott.

Graveside services will be held today, March 11, at Mayer Cemetery, with the Rev. Jerry Caffery, C.M.F., presiding and with full military honors by American Legion Post #6 in Prescott.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

George “Mickey” Stewart, 47, of Prescott, born July 5, 1957, in Denver City, Texas, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, in Prescott.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home in Prescott.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Sharon L. Trustem

Sharon L. Trustem, 55, of Prescott, born Oct. 5, 1949, in Denver, Colo., died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in Prescott.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Dee Edward Whisenhunt

Dee Edward Whisenhunt, 69, of Chino Valley, born Nov. 14, 1935, in Chama, N.M., died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in Prescott.

Visitation will be from noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 14, at Chino Valley Funeral Home Chapel, followed by graveside funeral services at 1 p.m. at the Chino Valley Cemetery.

Wilfred "Wil" F. Marthinez

Wilfred “Will” F. Martinez, 81, of Prescott, born Sept. 30, 1923, in Los Angeles, Calif., died Thursday, March 10, 2005, in Prescott.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, with a rosary at 6 p.m. at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home in Prescott.

A Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prescott. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. with full military honors at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

Merla Ruth Beutner

Merla Ruth Beutner, 80, of Prescott, born April 26, 1924, in Pontiac, Mich., died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, in Phoenix.

No services are planned.

Arrangements by Heritage Memory Mortuary.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Lavina Susan Allen

Lavina Susan Allen died March 9, 2005, at YRMC in Prescott. She was born Dec. 16, 1918, in Berwick, Pa. She was the daughter of Elmer B. and Beulah K. (Cragle) Freeman.

Lavina is survived by her daughters, Saundra Wellington of Prescott, Judith Pomp of Orange, Calif., Patricia (Bernie) Swanick of Helendale, Calif., and Sharon Kruger of Germany; her son, David (Sandra) Allen of Arlington, Wash.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Alice Forno of San Jose, Calif. Lavina was preceded in death by her husband, Herber, July 9, 2004.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 14, at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, corner of Cortez and Carleton. A Celebration of Lavina’s Life will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, with burial at Mountain View Cemetery.

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Mamie I. Rice

Mamie I. Rice, 72, of Prescott, Ariz., died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at the Las Fuentes Care Center in Prescott. She was born Sept. 30, 1932, to Johnson and Edna Irving in Gisela, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Dora L. Harvey. She is survived by her husband, Stanhope Rice Sr.; sons, Stan Rice Jr. of Prescott, David Rice of Chandler; daughters, Debra Russell of Prescott, Donna Cluck of Barrigada, Guam, and Denise Rice of Flagstaff; brothers, Charles Irving of Prescott, Harvey Irving of Phoenix and Martin Randal of San Carlos, Ariz.; sister, Drah Logan of San Carlos, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held today, Sunday, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave., Prescott, with a funeral service to be held Monday, March 14, at 1 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 1455 Willow Creek Road, Prescott. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in memory of Mamie I. Rice to the Hospice Family Care.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary, Prescott.

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Dee Edward Whisenhunt

Dee Edward Whisenhunt passed away March 8, 2005, at the VA Medical Center in Prescott. Dee was born Nov. 14, 1935, in Chama, Rio County, N.M., to Margaret Ellen Roberts and David Caldwell Whisenhunt.

Dee graduated from Scottsdale High School, then served honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He graduated from the Arizona State University with distinction. He was the Vice President of the Mesa Jaycees and was Jaycee of the Year in 1965. Dee worked for Western Electric in Phoenix as Senior Information Systems Engineer, then Dynasty Cultured Marble in Kingman as Sales Manager, until his medical retirement. He was in the Scottsdale Saddle Club from 1974 to 1978 and was Youth Director for the Scottsdale Saddle Club Mustangs. He moved to Chino Valley in 1980, where he raised purebred Angus cattle and purebred Nubian show goats. His Rancho Horizon herd was world famous.

Dee is survived by two sons, Bret of Prescott and Steven of Seattle; two grandsons, Brennen and Cole of Chino Valley; two brothers, Stan of Ventura, Calif., and Richard “Whiz” of Cottonwood.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 14, from noon to 12:30 p.m., at the Chino Valley Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside funeral services will follow at 1 p.m., at the Chino Valley Cemetery.

Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

George Howard Janes

George Howard Janes passed away Saturday, March 12, 2005, at the New Horizon Care Center in Prescott Valley. George was born Jan. 25, 1916, in El Paso, Texas, to Charles Conner Janes and Freddie May (Barlow) Janes.

George graduated from Pasadena High School. He met his wife, Eleanor, in Pasadena and they were married there. George worked in South Gate, Calif., for the Purex Corporation until his retirement in 1971. George and Eleanor then moved to Prescott where he worked for Yavapai County in the Assessor’s Department until he was 86 years old. Eleanor preceded George in death in June of 2002. George loved fishing, camping and spending time with his family.

George is survived by his son, Fred, and his wife, Sandee of Prescott; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; Yvonne Bondelid and daughter, Karina of Camarillo, Calif., Yvetter and John Leaper of Monterey, Calif., Scott and Tracy Keilman of Prescott Valley, and Rob and Leah of Mesa.

The family would like to thank the YRMC Hospice, Heidi, Alice, Monica, and Sherrie and April and Brad at the New Horizons Care Center for their loving care of our “Papa.”

A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, March 18th, at the First Lutheran Church, 231 Smoketree Lane, in Prescott. Pastor Roth will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations honoring George’s life be directed to the YRMC Hospice, P.O. Box 26565, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312-6565.

The Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

Information provided by survivors.

David Lawrence Leckliter

David Lawrence Leckliter died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at the Veteran’s hospital in Prescott. He was born Feb. 14, 1934, in Hereford, Texas, to James A. and Ruth (Dodge-Alexander) Leckliter.

Mr. Leckliter was a Navy veteran who served his country in Korea as well as bases on both the East and West Coasts, much of the time as a Corpsman attached to the USMC. Dave was also an avid bowler. For several years he served on the Greater Prescott Bowling Association and was able to travel to the National Bowling Tournaments in various states. In 1991, he retired from the Arizona State Highway Department due to ill health. He was a member of the Prescott Free Methodist Church, where he served his church in many ways.

Mr. Leckliter is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol (Butler) Leckliter; one daughter, Diana Mosloski of Eagan, Minn.; two sons, David A. (Debbie) Leckliter of Payson and John C. (Kristina) Leckliter of Glendale; seven grandchildren, Melissa Engel of Minn., Devon and Alexis Leckliter of Payson, Brianna, Kylie, and Caleb Leckliter of Glendale, and Nick Wilcox of Phoenix; three great-grandchildren, Zayne and Marah of Minn., and Kyra Ann of Payson. Also surviving are brother, Martin Alexander of Florida, Donald Alexander of Glendale, Gary Leckliter of Prescott, and Clifford Leckliter of Nevada. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Darla and his parents and brothers, Wayne Alexander, James, Wallace, and Robert Leckliter.

Private cremation has been held. The family will receive friends at a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, March 19, 2005, at 11 a.m., at the Free Methodist Church, 2797 Willow Creek Road, in Prescott.

In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting donations in memory of David L. Leckliter to Parkinson’s Research, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, P.O. Box 2071, Phoenix, AZ 85001-9977.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.

Information provided by survivors.

Norma Matz Osborn

Norma Matz Osborn, born in Phoenix, on July 5, 1929, passed away at her home in Prescott, on March 10, 2005, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Osborn; her sister, Dorothy J. Young of Williamston, Mich.; her niece, Felicia Matz of Venice Beach, Calif.; stepsons, John Osborn of New York, N.Y., Jeff Osborn of Prescott; and by several cousins in Prescott and Phoenix.

Norma graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson, in 1952. She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority and was active in school functions. After graduation, she worked as an advertising artist for Goldwaters Department Store until her marriage to Jack in April of 1964. She was active in her churches in Phoenix and at the Church of the Red Rocks in Sedona where she and Jack lived for 14 years before moving to Prescott in 2002.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, March 17th at First Congregational Church in Prescott, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Columbarium at the Church of the Red Rocks in Sedona. Pastor William Guise of the First Congregational Church of Prescott and Pastor George Ault of the Church of the Red Rocks of Sedona will conduct the services.

Should you wish, contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association would help others and be a loving memorial for sweet gentle Norma.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements

Information provided by survivors.

Dustin Ray Audis

Dustin Ray Audis, 21, of Chino Valley, born December 11, 1983, in Prescott, died Friday, March 11, 2005, in Chino Valley.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at Chino Valley United Methodist Church.

Services will be held at noon Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Chino Valley United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Sondra Lee Eisberg

Sondra Lee Eisberg, 63, of Prescott, born May 25, 1941, in Omaha, Neb., died Friday, March 11, 2005, in Prescott.

The family will hold a Gathering of Family and Friends at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be directed to Shriner’s Burn Institute, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817.

Arrangements by Hampton Funeral Home.

James Russell Miller

James Russell Miller, 84, of Prescott, born Aug. 7, 1920, in Canton, Ohio, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, in Prescott.

The family will hold private services at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be sent to Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, AZ 86301.

Arrangements by Hampton Funeral Home.

Marie Taylor Mills

Marie Taylor Mills, 95, of Prescott, born Oct. 19, 1909, in Denver, Colo., died Sunday, March 13, 2005, in Prescott.

Burial will be at the Pomona Valley Memorial Park Cemetery in California.

Arrangements by Hampton Funeral Home.

March 15, 2005

Sondra Lee Eisberg

Sondra Lee Eisberg, age 63, of Prescott, died March 11, 2005, in Prescott. Sondra was born May 25, 1941, in Omaha, Neb., to Bernard and Myra (Schmidt) McNichols.

Throughout the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s, Sondra was active in community affairs in Prescott. She volunteered at the schools, the library and the hospital. One of her efforts, in conjunction with Prescott Public Librarian Alan Rothlisberg, was the founding of the first “Talking Book Library for the Blind and Handicapped” west of the Mississippi.

She was active in the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, serving as President in 1981. Sondra was involved in the publication of the “Pictorial History of Prescott” by Melissa Ruffner to fund the historic restoration of the Chamber Building on Goodwin Street.

Sondra achieved a lifelong dream when she graduated from college in 1985 from ERAU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Administration. She was active in airport management for the next 12 years, serving clients throughout the western United States.

Sondra is survived by her precious daughter, Ann Eisberg McClain, son-in-love, Mark, and adored grandson, Carter James; her mother, Myra (Mickey) McNichols of Mesa; brother, Gary, and his beloved wife, Nikki McNichols of Walnut Creek, Calif.; sister, Debi McNichols and her son (our gift), C.J. McNichols of Mesa.

Sondra was blessed by her family and many good friends of long standing. “If by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do that, I will live forever.” Memorial gifts in Sondra’s name should be sent to Shriner’s Burn Institute, 2425 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817.

There will be a gathering of family and friends at a later date.

The Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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Marie Taylor Mills

Marie Taylor Mills died March 12, 2005, at the Prescott Samaritan Village. She was born Oct. 19, 1909, in Denver, Colo.

Marie graduated from Pomona College in Pomona, Calif., Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Psychology and Philosophy. She attained her MA degree from Claremont Graduate School and additional graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, University of Southern California and the University of California. She started her teaching career at Covina High School as Director of Testing and Guidance.

In 1946, she became Dean of Women at Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, Calif., and eventually became President and District Superintendent of said college until retirement in 1972. During her tenure as President, the college constructed a new facility and named it the Marie T. Mills Aquatic Center. Upon retirement she and her husband, J. Leland Mills, moved to Prescott.

In Prescott, Marie became very active in community affairs. She served on the Yavapai Community Hospital Board, Yavapai Guidance Clinic, Yavapai College and other civic and social organizations. She was a member of the Soroptimist and PEO organizations. Her greatest achievement, along with three other Prescott women, was raising the funds to ensure that the Prescott Samaritan Village and Nursing Home would be built at its present location. As an avid gardener, she was best known for her rose gardens.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, James Leland Mills. Relatives include one niece, two nephews, several grandnephews and nieces and many great-grandnephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 16, at 4 p.m., at the Hampton Funeral Home, 240 South Cortez Street. Burial will be in the Pomona Valley Memorial Park Cemetery in Pomona, Calif.

The Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Jack Muir Tenney

Jack Muir Tenney passed away in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Saturday, March 12, 2005, from complications of cancer. Jack was born in Oceanside, Calif., on April 10, 1936, to Jack R. and Clara Lines Tenney.

Jack is survived by his precious wife of 15 years, CoDele Tenney; dear father of Nola Spice of Roy, Utah, Loralyn Hogewoning of La Mesa, Calif., Rebecca Goodrich of Lindon, Utah, Jacquelyn Abernathy of Santee, Calif., Pamela Jarvis of Bountiful, Utah, and R. Clark Tenney of Tokyo, Japan; stepfather of Janet Cook of Acampo, Calif., Joleen Hughes of Calistoga, Calif., Kevin Roos of Provo, Utah, and Maryn Roos of Provo, Utah, and many other relatives. He and CoDele have 34 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Jacqueline Butchart and Faith Hartzog, and his daughter, Cherylyn Klvacek.

Jack received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from USC. The majority of Jack’s professional career was spent as a general contractor in the Santa Rosa area. Jack was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His love of life and the laughter, happiness, and service he brought to others will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Services were held in Santa Rosa. Private interment was at Bennett Valley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to the Perpetual Education Fund, LDS Foundation, 15 East South Temple, 2nd floor East, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84150.

Daniel’s Chapel of the Roses Funeral and Cremation Services:707-525-3730.

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Joseph Leroy Dillow

Loving Brother and Uncle passed away March 9, 2005, born Jan. 29, 1939, in Jonesboro, Ill., to Harley and Thelma (Turner) Dillow.

Most of Joe’s life, he worked as a sandblaster in California.

Joe was a father figure to his numerous nieces and nephews, teaching them to tie shoes, tell time, drive, and never allowing the word “can’t,” and upon each visit, Uncle Joe would give each child a silver dollar.

He enjoyed listening to Rush Limbaugh, playing bingo and chess, and putting puzzles together.

Joe is survived by three daughters, Karen and Rosie of Illinois and Cindy of Arizona; four sisters, Patricia “PK” Grissom of Prescott Valley and her six children, Theresa, Sherry, Wanda, Trisha, Colleen “Punkin” and Samuel; Harlene “Sue” Nussberger of Camp Verde and husband, Richard and their two daughters, Dee Dee and Rachel; Ruthie Royal of Hickory, N.C., and son, Adam; and Tammy Dillow Taylor of Taylorsville, N.C.; one brother, Harry “Tony” Dillow of Hickory, N.C., and his seven children, Tina, Cathy, Dawn, Timmy, twins, Matt and Sabrina, and Nick; and many great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mom and step-dad, Thelma and Dave Roberts and three children.

He will be greatly missed by all.

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Dr. Ben Goodkin

“Dr. Ben” Goodkin, born July 19, 1907, and died March 11, 2005. Beloved father of Joy Landau and fiancé, Ted Denton of Prescott and Adria (Lewis) Kaplan of New York, N.Y. Beloved grandfather of Rachel Garr of Prescott, Deborah (Noah) Newitz of New York, and Brian (Lambeth) Kaplan of New York City. Beloved great-grandfather of Dylan, Ryan and Zachary. Preceded in death by the love of his life, Tillie Goodkin, who died in 1980.

Dr. Goodkin lived in Passaic, N.J., and following graduation from the University of Maryland Dental College, practiced dentistry in Lincoln Park, N.J., for over 30 years, where he was affectionately known as Dr. Ben. He and his family lived first in Lincoln Park and then in Paterson, N.J.

In 1969, Dr. Ben retired and moved with Tillie to Hallandale, Fla. Following her death, he married Reba and had a second happy marriage for 17 years. In October of 2003, Dr. Ben moved to Prescott to be closer to his daughter, Joy, and his granddaughter, Rachel.

Dr. Ben was loved by all who knew him for his generosity of spirit, his love of family, his affectionate ways, his inner strength, his playful “songs” and his dancing. He will be greatly missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing such a wonderful man for the 97 years he was on this Earth.

Special thanks to the loving staff at Prescott Valley Samaritan Center who took excellent care of Dr. Ben in his final days. Blessings to all who touched his life with kindness and affection.

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Dustin Ray Audis

Dustin Ray Audis, age 21, passed away March 11, 2005. Dustin was born Dec. 11, 1983, in Prescott.

He is survived by his companion, Tracy Chism, and their unborn daughter of Chino Valley; parents, Steven and Pam Audis of Chino Valley, and Kim and Greg Murray of Tucson; sisters, Kathleen Federisch, Megan Audis, Ariana Audis; brothers, Beau Murray, Jamal Audis; grandparents, Cheryl Porter, Lowell and Gene Audis; and great-grandmother, Alberta Epperson.

Funeral services will be held at the Chino Valley United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 19 at 12 noon, with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service.

Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

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Ralph Wright Bennett

Ralph Wright Bennett, age 86, of Prescott, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at his home in Prescott. Ralph was born April 7, 1918, in Webb City, Mo., to Victor O. and Pearl (Wright) Bennett.

Ralph received his doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army as a Captain during World War II. Ralph had a private veterinary practice in Rolla, Mo., for 20 years. He also worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in both Washington, D.C., and Conyers, Ga., for 20 years. Ralph was an avid golfer and fisherman.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Frances Bennett of Prescott; daughters, Anne Shelton of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Jane Chesen of Prescott; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held today, March 16, at 2 p.m., at the Hampton Funeral Home, 240 South Cortez Street, in Prescott. Burial was at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on Tuesday, March 15.

Memorial donations can be directed to the Yavapai Food Bank.

The Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Keith Loyal Hodge

Keith Loyal Hodge, at the young age of 38, left our world on Saturday, March 12, 2005. He was born in White Sands Missile Range, Las Cruces, N.M., the son of Barbara Hodge and David Hodge.

Keith was a guy full of life and loved everyone he met. He worked as a commercial airline pilot, but his true love was in music, the Grand Canyon, Prescott, but most of all his family and friends. Those who knew him knew that he was a friend the moment they met him. The family hopes that when loved ones think of him, they think of all the compassion, love, and laughter that he brought into this world. He will definitely be missed.

Keith is survived by his loving wife, Beth Ann; his mother, Ms. Barbara Ann Hodge of Laguna Woods, Calif.; father and wife, Mr. and Mrs. David Loyal Hodge of Longwood, Fla.; brother and wife, Chief Master Sergeant Mark David Hodge and Elizabeth DeVenny of Arlington, Va.

A Celebration of Keith’s Life will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 18, at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, corner of Cortez and Carleton.

Memorials to Grand Canyon Association, in Keith’s name, P.O. Box 339, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023-9984.

You are invited to visit www.ruffnerwakelin.com to view tribute and to sign the online guest book.

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Joseph Leroy Dillow

Loving Brother and Uncle passed away March 9, 2005, born Jan. 29, 1939, in Jonesboro, Ill., to Harley and Thelma (Turner) Dillow.

Most of Joe’s life, he worked as a sandblaster in California.

Joe was a father figure to his numerous nieces and nephews, teaching them to tie shoes, tell time, drive, and never allowing the word “can’t,” and upon each visit, Uncle Joe would give each child a silver dollar.

He enjoyed listening to Rush Limbaugh, playing bingo and chess, and putting puzzles together.

Joe is survived by three daughters, Karen and Rosie of Illinois and Cindy of Arizona; four sisters, Patricia “PK” Grissom of Prescott Valley and her six children, Theresa, Sherry, Wanda, Trisha, Colleen “Punkin” and Samuel; Harlene “Sue” Nussberger of Camp Verde and husband Richard and their two daughters, Dee Dee and Rachel; Ruthie Royal of Hickory, N.C., and son, Adam; and Tammy Dillow Taylor of Taylorsville, N.C.; one brother, Harry “Tony” Dillow of Hickory, N.C., and his seven children, Tina, Cathy, Dawn, Timmy, twins Matt and Sabrina, and Nick; and many great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mom and step-dad, Thelma and Dave Roberts, and three children.

He will be greatly missed by all.

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Ed Grady

Ed Grady, age 61, of Prescott, is celebrating this Saint Patrick’s Day in Heaven. He passed away on Jan. 17, 2005, in Las Cruces, N.M.

Ed was a long-time Prescott resident. He was a regular at Kroenauer’s Other Place, and had many friends in the Prescott area. He had a successful career in real estate development and property management in Arizona, California and Indiana.

Ed will be remembered for his wit and sense of humor, and for his caring heart. His ashes will be laid to rest in Gaithersburg, Md., at Cherry Blossom time.

Memorial donations would be appreciated in Ed’s name to the Salvation Army.

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James Finley Shahan

James Finley Shahan was born March 15, 1917, in Waurika, Okla. At the age of 14, he had to quit school and go to work to help support his family. He began the life of a cowboy on the ranches in New Mexico and continued until he got married in 1948 to Katherine McDougal. He had a reputation for successfully riding and breaking some of the wildest horses around and paid for his excellence with several near-death accidents, including a broken neck, severe laceration of his throat and numerous other injuries.

In 1949, Mr. Shahan went to work for Isbell Construction Company, driving a truck in the copper mines of Silver City, N.M. Upon his move to the new town of Silver Bell, Ariz., he rose to the level of superintendent. Upon retiring at the age of 62, he had become the Mines Manager for Duval Corporation, with responsibility for several copper mines in the Southwest.

Mr. Shahan was always proud of his good fortune, in rising from very humble beginnings, to the position of responsibility and reward he achieved through a lifetime of hard and honest work. He taught his two sons the value of hard work, love of nature and the importance of honesty and truth in all their endeavors. Although Mr. Shahan never went back to ranching, his love of horses and the cowboy life never abated.

Mr. Shahan died March 13, 2005, in Prescott. He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Michael and by Katherine, his wife of 55 years. His survivors include his son, Thomas; his two granddaughters, Barbara and Whitney; and his two great-grandsons, Justin and Reed.

A Memorial service will be held for Mr. Shahan at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home in Prescott, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19th, 303 South Cortez, with a graveside service at 1 p.m. Monday, March 21, at East Lawn Cemetery, 5801 East Grant Road, in Tucson.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Habitat for Humanity, 1230 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301 or your favorite charity.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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James Russell Miller

James Russell Miller, age 84, of Prescott, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at the Prescott Samaritan Village. James was born Aug. 7, 1920, in Canton, Ohio, to James Russell and Marie (Numbers) Miller.

James was a wonderful chef and delighted many diners at the restaurants where he worked. He enjoyed gardening and watching TV.

James is survived by his five children, Jerry (Doreen) Miller of Bremerton, Wash., Dottie (Butch) Kellow of Massillon, Ohio, Judy (Gerry) Langford of Prescott, Sherry Anne Miller of Costa Mesa, Calif., and J. Ricky Miller of Huntington Beach, Calif., many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion, in 1997.

The family wishes to thank Hospice Family Care and asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be directed to Hospice Family Care, 100 East Sheldon Street, Prescott, AZ 86301. A private family service will be held at a later date.

The Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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Alice Mae Weaver

Alice Mae Weaver, of Chino Valley, passed peacefully from this life on March 12, 2005, at home with family. She was born in Craig, Colo., on Sept. 17, 1928, and born again in 1983.

Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 18, at the Chino Valley Community Church, 1969 North Highway 89, in Chino Valley.

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John K. Murphy, 80, of Prescott, born March 21, 1924, in Calgary Alberta, Canada, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, in Prescott.

Private cremation at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Lavern M. Thompson

Lavern “Vern” M. Thompson died March 9, 2005, peacefully at his home in Prescott, with family around him. He was born Oct. 9, 1914, in Faith, S.D., to Arthur and Luella Thompson.

At seven years of age, the family moved to Iowa, where he was raised on a farm. He graduated from high school and Jr. College. Several years later, he married Frances Wyatt and they moved to Farnhamville, Iowa, on a family farm, where they stayed for 15 years and raised their two sons, Steve and Don.

In 1958, they moved to Williams, where they owned and operated the Norris Motel for 20 years. In 1972, they transferred their membership to the Prescott United Methodist Church and moved to the Prescott area. Vern was a trustee of the church for several years and also served as usher and greeter.

In Williams, Vern was a member of Rotary for 12 years and a past president. He also served on the school board.

He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Steve, Jan. 27, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Frances; sister, Ardus and her children, Lamoine, Randy and Delmar; son, Don; daughter-in-law, Eydie; granddaughter, Brea; daughter-in-law, Toni; granddaughters, Lisa and Julee, and grandson, Jeff; five great-grandchildren; and nephew, John.

Memorial services will be held at Prescott United Methodist Church at 505 West Gurley at 1 p.m. on March 21.

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Ed Grady

Ed Grady, age 61, of Prescott, is celebrating this Saint Patrick’s Day in Heaven. He passed away on Jan. 17, 2005, in Las Cruces, N.M.

Ed was a longtime Prescott resident. He was a regular at Kroenauer’s Other Place, and had many friends in the Prescott area. He had a successful career in real estate development and property management in Arizona, California and Indiana.

Ed will be remembered for his wit and sense of humor, and for his caring heart. His ashes will be laid to rest in Gaithersburg, Md., at Cherry Blossom time.

Memorial donations would be appreciated in Ed’s name to the Salvation Army.

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Monte H. Meux

Monte H. Meux, age 68, of Scottsdale, passed away March 15, 2005. He was born on May 17, 1936, to Otto and Muriel (Swift) Meux, in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Monte was a self-made successful businessman and musician. He was kind, generous and giving, and was adored by his family. Thankful for having shared in his life are his loving wife of 52 years, Betty Jean Meux; daughters, Margo Cibella, Marla Waters, Dawn Meux; sons, Mark Meux, Michael Meux; brothers, Milton Meux, Ronald Meux, Douglas Meux; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 19, at 11 a.m., at Messinger Indian School Mortuary, Scottsdale, with burial to follow at Paradise Memorial Gardens.

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Patti Ann Switzer

Patti Ann Switzer died March 16, 2005, in Prescott Valley. She was 55 years old. She was born Jan. 29, 1950, in Shenandoah, Iowa, the daughter of Jack and Phyllis (Pursel) Tritsch.

Patti worked at the VA Hospital as a nurse for four years.

She is survived by her loving and caring husband of 31 years, Dal Switzer of Prescott Valley; four children, Danny Switzer of Prescott Valley, Christine (Aaron) Wheeler of Debury, Fla., Cindy (Victor) Baptist of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jeff Switzer of Omaha, Neb.; mother, Phyllis Tritsch of Pensacola, Fla.; and sister, Kathie (Darell) Christenson of Greensboro, Fla. Survivors also include grandchildren, Raven, Dillon, Corbin, Kaleb, David, Rebecca and Steven.

Private cremation was done at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley. Celebration of Patti’s life will be Saturday, March 19, at 2 p.m., at Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel, in Prescott Valley, at the corner of Valley and Navajo.

Please visit our web site at www.wakelinbradshaw.com to view the online tribute and guest book.

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Elmagean Thompson, 88, of Prescott, born June 23, 1916, in Peoria, Ill., died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, in Prescott.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, at Prescott United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Elmagean Thompson to the Margaret T. Morris Center Gardens.

Arrangements by Heritage Memory Mortuary.

Roberta Shouer, 67, of Prescott Valley, born May 29, 1937, in Freeport, Ill., died Monday, March 14, 2005, in Prescott Valley.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at the Granville Community Center in Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Home.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

James S. Schwedt, 64, of Prescott, born July 2, 1940, in Lackawanna, N.Y., died Friday, March 18, 2005, in Prescott.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Home.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Ed Grady

Ed Grady, age 61, of Prescott, celebrated this Saint Patrick’s Day in Heaven. He passed away on Jan. 17, 2005, in Las Cruces, N.M.

Ed was a longtime Prescott resident. He was a regular at Kroenauer’s Other Place, and had many friends in the Prescott area. He had a successful career in real estate development and property management in Arizona, California and Indiana.

Ed will be remembered for his wit and sense of humor, and for his caring heart. His ashes will be laid to rest in Gaithersburg, Md., at Cherry Blossom time.

Memorial donations would be appreciated in Ed’s name to the Salvation Army.

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Eloise Glenn Potter Moore

Eloise Glenn Potter Moore, age 89, of Prescott Valley, was born in 1915 in Clifton, Ariz., and passed away on March 14, 2005.

Eloise is survived by her son, Carl; three grandchildren, Cliff of Dewey, Keith of Phoenix and Karen O’ Brien of Burbank, Calif.; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Her parents, Carl and Mabel Potter, lived in various Arizona mining towns. Upon high school graduation in Clayton, N.M., Eloise entered nurses training at Denver General Hospital in Colorado.

Eloise eloped with Charles Moore of Clifton, who was in the U.S. Navy, and they were married in Yuma in 1936. Charles was stationed in Alaska during WWII. After the war, the Moores spent the next 25 years working at the Phelps Dodge copper mine in Morenci. During this time, Eloise worked in the Phelps Dodge Mercantile Store in various departments. When they retired, they moved to Safford, Ariz., where her long love of gardening would finally have decent soil. In her later life, Eloise became known as an artist in both oil painting and ceramics. She won several ribbons at the Graham County Fair.

When Charles passed in 1994, Eloise moved to Prescott Valley. While in Prescott Valley, Eloise was a member of various ladies groups, but her favorite was “Busy Fingers.” She worked two to three afternoons a week making quilts for charity and the Veterans Hospital. Eloise will be remembered as a good neighbor and devoted and loving mother and grandmother.

Commemoration service will be held Saturday, March 26, at 2 p.m., at Sunrise Funeral Home in Prescott Valley, with Pastor Charlie Hail officiating.

The family was cared for by Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory of Prescott Valley.

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Caroline Gorman, 79, of Prescott Valley, born April 24, 1925, in Los Angeles, Calif., died Monday, March 14, 2005, in Prescott Valley.

Services will be held at noon on Monday, March 21, at St. Germaine Catholic Church in Prescott Valley.

Burial will take place on Wednesday, March 23, at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, Calif.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Rick Morris Owens, 52, of Prescott, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at his home. He was born July 8, 1952, in Birmingham, Ala.

A memorial service and gathering of friends will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at the Hampton Funeral Home, 420 S. Cortez St., Prescott.

Hampton Funeral home assisted the family with the arrangements.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Eldridge C. Kern Sr.

Eldridge C. Kern Sr. of Prescott, Ariz., went to be with the Lord on March 17th, 2005. He was 81 years old. El was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. El is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara (BB); son Eldridge Jr. (Sonny); daughter Janet (Jan); brother Leo of Dennison, Texas; sister Mary Marie Scott of Springfield, Mo.; and sister Fern Taylor of Grand Rapids, Mich. El was a special GGP (Great Grandpa) and has 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren who will miss all the fun times and practical jokes and stories. El was a wonderful Christian man serving his church in many capacities. He has attended the Free Methodist Church in Prescott for the last 17 years. Services for El will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix on Monday, March 21st, at 11 a.m. There will be a gathering of Family and Friends at Emmanuel Pines Christian Camp, 3000 Spence Springs Road, Prescott, on Saturday, March 26th, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Odyssey Healthcare of Phoenix, 202 E. Earll Ave., Suite 160, Phoenix, AZ, 85012 or Hospice Family Care of Prescott, AZ, 100 E Sheldon, Suite 100, Prescott, AZ 86301.

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Russell Jenkins

Russell Jenkins, 63, of Prescott, born May 8, 1941, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, in Prescott.

Private burial will be held at National Memorial Cemetery of Phoenix.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Donald E. Goudy

Donald E. Goudy, 73, of Prescott, born April 5, 1931, died Monday, March 7, 2005, in Prescott.

Private burial will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Phoenix.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Otis Thomas

Otis Thomas, 85, of Mayer, born March 2, 1920, in Darnell, Ark., died Saturday, March 19, 2005, in Prescott.

Private services were held.

Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Home.

June M. Weigel

June M. Weigel, 82, of Prescott, born May 29, 1922, in St. Paul, Minn., died Sunday, March 20, 2005, in Prescott.

No services are planned.

Arrangements by Heritage Memory Mortuary.

Warren Edward Dzemske

Warren Edward Dzemske, 84, of Prescott Valley, born Jan. 1, 1921, in Milwaukee, Wis., died Saturday, March 20, 2005, in Prescott Valley.

Private cremation was at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley. Inurnment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park, Milwaukee, Wis.

Arrangements by Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Kathryn “Kay” Nana Fisher

Kathryn “Kay” Nana Fisher, age 83, of Dewey, died March 19, 2005, in Mesa. She was born Dec. 17, 1921, in Sparks, Kan., daughter of John and Bertha (Igo) Burton.

Kay, as she was known to family and friends, worked for the International Order of Foresters Insurance Company, retiring in 1984, and her family said she worked hard her whole life. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother, her greatest joy being her children and grandchildren who she loved dearly. Kay’s family will miss her deeply and will never forget her and her special way of always being there for her family.

She was preceded in death by her loving, gentle and faithful canine companion Heidi. Kay is survived by her loving daughters, Nancy (Richard) Santomeno and Ellen (Neil) Gershman; loving brothers, Ray and John Burton; loving sister, Virginia Stalder; loving grandchildren, Jay Santomeno, Amanda Jones, Lenah and Kyle Gershman, and five loving great-grandchildren.

A Commemoration service in honor of Kay will be held on Saturday, March 26, at 10 a.m., at Sunrise Funeral Home Chapel, 8167 E. Highway 69, in Prescott Valley, with a Visitation for Family and Friends on Friday, March 25, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow the services at Heritage Memorial Park Cemetery in Dewey.

Kay’s family suggests memorials in her memory to the American Lung Association.

The family was cared for by Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory in Prescott Valley.

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Pasquale “Pat” Labriola

Pasquale “Pat” Labriola, age 85, of Flagstaff, passed away March 21, 2005. He was born in southern Italy, Jan. 1, 1920, to Dan and Lucy Labriola.

His family came to the United States in 1930. He was raised in Blue Island, Ill. He served in the U.S. Air Corps during WWII. After the war, he worked in a steel factory until starting his first restaurant in 1946. In 1961, he relocated his family to Phoenix, later moving to northern Arizona to be closer to family. Pat was an entrepreneur, owning, operating, and selling several restaurants and also invested in real estate. He enjoyed shooting pool, golf, and cooking.

He is survived by his wife, Emily; his son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Kathryn Labriola; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Jack Butler; three grandsons; and brothers, Mike Labriola, Joseph Labriola, Anthony Labriola and James Labriola.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 25, at the Lake Havasu Memorial Garden Cemetery, Lake Havasu, Ariz.

Arrangements are under the direction of Norvel Owens Mortuary.

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Richard Martinez, 53, of Prescott Valley, born Jan. 29, 1952, in Los Angeles, Calif., died Friday, March 18, 2005, in Prescott.

Private cremation at the Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel.

Lee Edward Luker, 82, of Prescott, born July 29, 1922, in Effingham, Ill., died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, in Prescott.

A celebration of Lee’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 25, at Yarnell Community Presbyterian Church in Yarnell.

Private cremation at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Donald “Don” A. Harstine, 70, of Dewey, born Dec. 23, 1934, in Coshocton County, Ohio, died Monday, March 21, 2005, in Prescott.

A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 25, at Faith United Community Church in Dewey.

Private cremation at Bradshaw Crematory, Prescott Valley.

Private interment will be at National Memorial Cemetery of Phoenix.

Arrangements by Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel.

Carl E. Ostrom, Ph.D., 92, of Prescott, born May 29, 1912, in Philadelphia, Pa., died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, in Prescott.

A gathering of friends will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 25, at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, with a Tribute to Carl at 3 p.m.

Private cremation at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

March 23

George Robert “Bob” Benson

George Robert “Bob” Benson, 61, of Prescott Valley, died peacefully in his sleep on March 22, 2005, after a long illness at the home of Gary and Agnes Schmaing, his loving caregivers.

He was born in Cedar City, Utah, June 16, 1943, to Blain and Margaret Benson. His parents were employed in the Kingman, Arizona, school system and made their home there with him. He lived in Kingman until 1990, at which time he moved to the Prescott area. He was a lifetime member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints.

He was born with many health problems. However, that never seemed to keep him from having a ready smile and a loving hug for family members and his many friends. For that reason he will be sorely missed. He never complained and seemed to enjoy life to the fullest. He loved Cokes and watching sports in every season. He was a true patriot of the USA. Whenever he heard the National Anthem, he would stand at attention and salute, even when he was alone in his room.

Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret, and father, Blain, and brother, Ian Alcott. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Kim Standage of Mesa, Ariz., stepfather Henry Alcott of Flagstaff, Alcott brothers Rob and Joel of Phoenix, Mark of Kingman, Paul of Las Vegas, Nevada. 8 nieces and nephews and a grand-niece.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 26, 11 a.m. at Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel, corner of Navajo and Valley Rd., Prescott Valley. Graveside services will be on Monday, March 28, 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery on Stockton Hill Road, Kingman.

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Donald “Don” Harstine

Donald “Don” Allen Harstine died March 21, 2005, at the VA Medical Center in Prescott. He was 70 years old.

Don was born Dec. 24, 1934, in Coshocton County, Ohio, the son of Homer and Wilma (Little) Harstine. He attended Faith United Community Church, and was a member of the American Legion Post #78, Sharlot Hall Museum, and the Yavapai Classic Cruisers Car Club. During his retirement, Don enjoyed traveling and volunteering for the Disabled American Veterans as well as the Sharlot Hall Museum. He was most proud of his family and the joy that they gave to him.

Don is survived by his loving and caring wife of 45 years, Edythe (Sumner) Harstine; son, Allen (Sherri) Harstine of Vancouver, Wash.; daughter, Karen (Brad) Ludwick of Phoenix; mother, Willma Harstine of New Concord, Ohio; brother, Jack (Wanda) Harstine of Wilson, N.C.; sisters, Sandra Harstine of New Concord, Ohio, Kay (Charles) Denhardt of Newark, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Scott, Garrett, Kristin, and David. Don was preceded in death by his father, Homer Harstine.

A private cremation was by Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley. Celebration of Don’s Life will be Friday, March 25, at 10 a.m., the Faith United Community Church, 1061 N. Old Chisholm Trail, in Dewey. Private interment at the National Memorial Cemetery of Phoenix, in Phoenix.

Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

Family suggests donation be made in Don’s memory to the Disabled American Veterans Chapter, 16 Building 107, VA Medical Center, Room 310, Prescott, AZ 86313 or to the Faith United Community Church.

Please visit our website at www.wakelinbradshaw.com to view the online tribute and guestbook.

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John Thomas “Tom” Rigden

John Thomas “Tom” Rigden passed away at Prescott Samaritan Village Nursing Home on March 20, 2005.

He was born on the Rigden Ranch in Kirkland, on Aug. 13, 1911, to pioneer rancher, Charles Lewis Rigden and schoolteacher, Ada Belle Eldred Rigden.

He attended Kirkland Elementary School and Prescott High School, graduating in 1928.

He graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Range Ecology in 1935.

Tom married Margaret Kester Hays, daughter of neighboring ranchers Roy and Hazel Hays of Peeples Valley, in 1938.

Following his graduation from the U of A, he worked for the Soil Conservation Service in Gallup, N.M., counting livestock on the Navajo Reservation.

He became a Livestock Specialist for the U of A in 1938. Tom returned to ranching in 1943, operating the Hays Ranch for his father-in-law. In 1955, following the death of his father, he moved back to the family ranch in Kirkland.

In addition to running the Rigden Ranch, he was a ranch appraiser for the Federal Land Bank of Berkeley.

Tom was a member of the Arizona Cattle Growers Association, past president of the Range Management Society, member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and member of the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Prescott

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; children, Charles Rigden, wife, Gail of Anchorage, Alaska, Cynthia Rigden of Kirkland and Anna Mary Glaab of Peeples Valley; grandsons, Charles Thomas “Tom” Rigden and Rigden Glaab; and sister, Elizabeth Wilson of Stamford, Conn.

Private cremation. A family gathering will be held at a later date.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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Joseph E. Gallo

Joseph E. Gallo, age 87, of Prescott, died March 22, 2005, in Prescott. He was born July 18, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Frank and Mary (Richard) Gallo. Mr. Gallo received a BSEE degree from New York University in 1937, and an MSE from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963.

Employed by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation from 1944 to 1958, he was awarded six patents in the field of computer-controlled flight simulators. In 1983, he retired from the RCA Corporation, and in 1984 moved from Moorestown, N.J., to Prescott with Betty (Winzinger), his wife of (then) 43 years. She died in 1989. Survivors from that marriage are: sons, Jonathan and David, daughter, Jane Stripe, four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. He is survived also by Mary Jean (Ross) Nelson, whom he married in 1991.

He served on the Prescott City Council from 1987 to 1991. In his younger days he climbed mountains in the U.S. and the Alps, most notably the Grand Teton and the Matterhorn. He had been a radio amateur since age 17, and an enthusiastic airplane pilot since 1947 until grounded by health problems at age 82. In 1993, he wrote a privately published illustrated family history.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 26, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hampton Funeral Home.

A funeral Mass will be on Monday, March 28, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Father Richard DeTore, C.M.F. will officiate.

The family requests memorial contributions to the Arizona Cancer Center. P.O. Box 245013 Tucson, AZ. 85724-5013.

The Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Carl E. Ostrom

Carl E. Ostrom, died March 22, 2005, in Prescott AZ, of pnuemonia. He was born May 29, 1912, in Philadelphia, PA., the son of Knute W. and Mary-Eve (Clymer) Ostrom. Carl was 92 years old.

Carl graduated from Yale, with a doctorate in Forest Management. He retired in 1976 after a distinguished career with the U.S. Forest Service. He rose to Associate Deputy Chief of the department. He was awarded from the Dept. of Agriculture both the Distinguished Service Award and the Superior Service Award. Carl was the editor of many U.S. Forest Service publications.

He moved to Prescott with his wife Laura upon his retirement. He was an active member in the Prescott Camera Club. He enjoyed woodworking, nature, camping with his family, traveling the world, classical music and fine art. He was an accomplished artist working in both acrylics and watercolors. He knew the importance of being a true gentleman with his kindness and compassion toward his family and friends.

Carl is survived by his wife Laura, daughters, Lynn (Bob) Isackson of Gaitherburg, Md, Gwen Ostrom of Rochester, N.Y. and Jacquie Ostrom (Randy Lindsey) of Colorado Springs, Colo. Carl was preceded in death by his son, Neil Eric, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

A gathering of family and friends will celebrate Carl’s life from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 25, with a tribute at 3 p.m at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, corner of Cortez and Carleton.

The family suggests memorials in his name to Girard College, 2101 S. College Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19121-4860.

Visit our web site at www.ruffnerwakelin.com to sign the guest book and to leave a message for the family.

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Friday, March 25, 2005

Rene Lyle Sand

Rene Lyle Sand, 76, rugged individual, loving husband, father of seven, and grandfather of one, died peacefully after a long illness at the VA Hospital in Prescott on Tuesday, March 22, 2005.

Rene was born Sept. 2, 1928, in Emerado, N.D., one of 10 children.

Rene was a United States Air Force veteran, University of Chicago graduate, and educator for 10 years in the Chicago and suburban school systems. In his early years, Rene worked the Burlington Northern railroad as a mail handler. Later, in 1990, he retired from Pepperidge Farm, Downers Grove, Ill., with 24 years of service.

Rene was an artist and a scholar who studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago. He worked extensively in oil painting and wood sculpture. Rene loved classical music; he was a self-taught musician who played viola and sang with a rich baritone voice. He leaves an indelible impression on all who knew him.

Rene is survived by his wife of 55 years, Helen. Six children, Linda, Catherine, Christopher, Ellan, Everett and Russell; one grandchild, Georgina; his surviving siblings, Harold, Joyce, Tannis and Rose; numerous nieces and nephews, and his good friend and sister-in-law Gertrude “Chi-Chi Bird” Becker. He was preceded in death by his oldest son Maurice, who was called home in 1996. Visitation will be today, March 25, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott. Services will follow the visitation at 4 p.m., with Pastor Andrew Byars as celebrant. Cremation and interment in the Columbarium at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church will take place at a later date.

Flowers are welcome and if desired donations may be made in Rene’s memory to the Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank, 434 West Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ 86301-3616.

The Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Paul L. Scholcz

Paul L. Scholcz, age 83, passed away in Prescott, Ariz., on March 23, 2005. He was born on Jan. 24, 1922, in Spiska Nova Ves, Czechoslovakia. He moved his family to Tucson, Ariz., in 1954 and became a United States citizen.

During his career, he was a foreman for M.M. Sundt Construction, based in Tucson. He was an avid gardener, stamp collector, and was an active member of the German-American Club in Tucson. Following retirement, he and his wife moved to Prescott, Ariz.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Blanka Scholcz, his son, Edwin Scholcz of Tucson Ariz., his daughter and son-in-law, Eleanor and Wayne Sisson of Prescott, Ariz., his grandchildren, Becky and Michelle Sisson, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Scholcz will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, March 26, at 10 a.m. at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church located at 3300 North Navajo Dr. in Prescott Valley, Ariz. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made in his memory to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church.

The Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

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Betty Passerotti

Betty Passerotti, age 84, of Dewey, born Oct. 11, 1920, in Erie, Penn., passed away peacefully on March 22, 2005. Betty was preceded in death by her husband John. Betty was an avid golfer and bridge player. She was an honorary member of Prescott Women’s Golf Association. Betty moved from Ohio to Scottsdale in 1972 and then retired to Prescott Country Club in 1985. Before retiring Betty worked as an accountant.

Betty is survived by sons John (Fran) of Sevierville, Tenn., Jeff of Eugene, Ore., Derek of Los Angeles, Calif.; and daughter, Jane Neville (Ron) of Dewey: 11 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and a host of friends. A family and friends “Celebration of Life” is planned for April.

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Saturday, March 26, 2005

Tammy Lee Reece

Tammy Lee Reece, age 46, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at her home surrounded by her loved ones in Chino Valley. Tammy was born Jan. 8, 1959, in Compton, Calif., the daughter of Mrs. Gloria L. Woodroof of La Mirada, Calif., and Mr. Frank Clark of Chino Valley.

Tammy married her best friend, Mr. Vance Reece, in 1978. They had a son, Dwayne, and daughter, Gidget. After Tammy and Vance divorced, Tammy moved to Chino Valley with her children in August 2000.

Tammy was an active member of the First Southern Baptist Church, where she enjoyed teaching Sunday school and her Women’s Bible Study group.

Tammy found a lump on her breast in November 2000, and had a mastectomy in January 2001, followed by chemo and radiation therapy. In 2003, her cancer metastasized. Over the last two years as Tammy bravely battled her cancer, her concerns were not of herself, but rather about her children and loved ones. Tammy knew her cancer was a test from God and she ultimately passed it with flying colors.

Tammy is survived by her son, Dwayne, and grandson, Dylan of Southern California; her daughter, Gidget of Chino Valley; her sister and brother-in-law, Terry and Ben Gonzales; and niece, Karen of Phoenix; her brother, Russell and sister-in-law, Dina Woodroof, and niece, Katie of La Mirada, Calif.; her cousin, Johnny Fisher of California; her aunt, Gladys Searles of California; her cousin, Bob Searles; her sister and brother-in-law, Ronda and Steve Mattern, and niece, Kayla Stull, and nephew, Nicholas Mattern, of Prescott Valley; her sister, Yvonne McHenry, and nephew, Joshua, of Topeka, Kan.; her birth father and stepmother, Frank and Nancy Clark of Chino Valley; her adoptive father, Bob Fuller of Texas; her best friend and ex-husband, Vance Reece of Hawarden, Iowa; and her other best friends, M. Jaye Denike and family of Chino Valley. Tammy was preceded in death by her mother, Gloria L. Woodroof; her grandmother, Anetta Fisher; her grandfather, Harry Fisher; and grandparents, Lewis and Eythel Clark of Prescott.

Funeral services will be held at First Southern Baptist Church in Chino Valley, today, March 26th, at 1 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Additional services will be at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif., on Monday, April 4th. Graveside services will be Tuesday, April 5th.

Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

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June Marie Weigel

June Marie Weigel passed away March 20, 2005.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur William, in 1984. June was born to Erna Nagel and Walter Moritz in St. Paul Minn., on May 29, 1922.

She is survived by six children, Geraldine Oller and Steve Weigel of Prescott, Carl Weigel of Lakeland, Minn., and David Weigel, Kim Norbeck and Michael Weigel of San Diego, Calif. June has 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren who will miss her greatly.

There are no services planned at this time.

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Sunday, March 27, 2005

Henry Kenneth Manship

Henry Kenneth Manship, age 88, of Prescott, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2005. He was born May 27, 1916, in Kingman, the youngest son of Robert Lee and Grace Manship.

Kenny, as he was known to family and friends, graduated from Mohave County Union High School in Kingman and as a teenager often visited Prescott with his older brothers, Bob and Claude. Bob often flew his brothers over to Prescott on weekends in his private airplane and would fly them back to Kingman on Monday before school started. As a young man, Kenny often participated in the Prescott Smoki ceremonies, handling the snakes.

Kenny resided in San Bernardino, Calif., for 55 years. He was manager of a service station for several years and retired as a long-time food clerk, having worked in several grocery store chains in San Bernardino. Kenny resided at Leisure Point Retirement Home in San Bernardino for 15 years prior to his move to Prescott, in September of 2004, in order to relocate near his nephew.

Kenny was greatly loved and will be sorely missed by his family and friends. He was a kind, sweet person with a great humor and always a smile, despite his many physical ailments.

After his retirement, he and his wife, Medford, volunteered at a senior center in San Bernardino for many years. Kenny was known for his incredible memory of details (even at age 88), especially about family cars. He could rapidly recall exact years, models, and colors of all automobiles he or his family owned since the early 1920’s. Even though Kenny lived in California over 60 years, he was an avid fan of the Arizona Wildcats basketball team since Lute Olsen was the coach. He smiled from his hospital bed on March 19th, when told the Wildcats had won their second NCAA tournament playoff game.

Kenny was preceded in death in 2001 by Medford, his wife of 59 years, his brothers and their wives and his parents. He is survived by his nephew, David (Donna) Manship of Prescott Valley and their son, Daniel of Tucson; niece, Kristina (Mike) Richard of Moses Lake, Wash.; niece, Lynn Stacy and her children, Lana and Brett of Calimesa, Calif.; and nephew, Riley (Maureen Durkin) Besand and son, Liam of Ventura, Calif.

A Celebration of Kenneth’s Life will be held on Tuesday, March 29th, at 2:30 p.m., at Sunrise Funeral Home Chapel, 8167 East Highway 69, in Prescott Valley, preceded by a private family visitation. Burial will follow on Wednesday, at Mountain View Cemetery in Kingman.

The family was cared for by Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory in Prescott Valley.

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Monday, March 28, 2005

Johnnie E. Sweatt

Johnnie E. Sweatt, of Prescott Valley, left us for a new adventure on March 24, 2005. John was born in Dumas, Texas, in 1925 and moved to Yosemite with his Mom, Dad and Brother. He went to school in a one-room school house and, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the Merchant Marines in World War II. There he became a salvage diver under Captain L.F. Hyde. In 1944 he went to Port Angeles, Wash., to visit his mother and brother and stayed for the next 45 years. He became a Police Officer while having many other interests. He embraced everything he did with gusto. He had a diving company in Port Angeles for all those years, was a working diver and did body recovery as well.

Motorcycles were his love always. At the age of 13 he bought his first Harley Davidson in Wawona, Calif. He rode motorcycles until December of 2004 – 67 years. John rode moto-cross and pleasure riding – was a real rally rat and rode the entire United States and Canada a million miles or more. In addition, he was a motorcycle cop for the majority of his police career. John was an accomplished moto-cross champion (after the age of 40), winning over 300 first and second place trophies.

John made a great impact on many lives in Port Angeles as he helped many wayward young men find their way in life. He was a tremendous role model.

As part of his police work, John captured one of the biggest spies in American history at the ferry dock in Port Angeles. John had many adventures and always prided himself as being an honest cop with integrity.

John was a boat surveyor for Lloyds of London and always prided himself on his accomplishments. He was extremely proud of his body-building and his 19” biceps that he had until the time of his death. He was an accomplished skier and in the early 1960s carried the “peace torch” to Victoria, B.C., on one ski across 18 miles of the Juan de Fuca Straits in northwest Washington. He still holds the title of being the only person to carry the torch. When he carried it up the dock to the Mayor of Victoria, he was not wet! He stretched the cord an additional six feet of the starting length.

He was an accomplished fisherman and ran a charter boat service and owned the Thunderbird Boat Haven in Port Angeles, Wash.

John went through wives like going through motorcycles! His current wife, #6, is Paula, whom he met in Clovis, Calif., in 1989. She says she got him after he settled down. They had a great life of motorcycle riding and they shared a love of Arizona.

John is survived by his step-daughter, Kendra, son-in-law, Dave, and grandchildren, Gregg and Kense of Port Angeles, Wash.; his step-son, Ken, and daughter-in-law, Barbara Make of Kirkland, Wash; step-daughter Tiffany Walls and her five children, Brittany, Blake, Kohl, Alyssa and Hannah; step-son Richard and wife Angie Griffith and their children, Zachary and Kayla, of Clovis, Calif.; step-son Michael Griffith of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; nephew Dana Sweatt of Coos Bay, Ore.; in addition to hundreds of friends, police buddies and motorcycle buddies.

You touched many lives. We love ya.

Farewell, Johnnie, “Keep the rubber side down.”

A Celebration of Johnnie’s Life will be today, March 28, at 7 p.m. at Coffeemugs, 8056 E. Valley Road, Prescott Valley.

Private cremation was by Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley. Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

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Teri Ann Foster

Teri Ann Foster, 34, of Chino Valley, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, in Chino Valley. She was born Oct. 17, 1970, in Scottsdale.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Word of Life Assembly of God in Chino Valley, with visitation one hour prior to services.

Burial will be at the Wells Ranch in Chino Valley.

Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Bernice Silverman Petrovsky

Bernice Silverman Petrovsky, age 70, of Prescott, formerly of Phoenix, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 27, 2005.

A devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and daughter, her unlimited love for those around her was her most enduring characteristic. She has left an enormous void in the lives of those who knew and loved her. Truly, she lived for her children and grandchildren. Bernice was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., later moving to Columbia, South Carolina.

She was married to Seymour Petrovsky, of Memphis, Tenn., on June 18, 1952. They moved their family to Arizona in 1962. She was instrumental behind the scenes in her husband’s significant professional and social accomplishments, including terms as president of Har Zion Congregation and the Million Dollar Round Table. Active in the Arizona Jewish community, she served as president of the local chapter of Hadassah and Har Zion Congregation’s Sisterhood. She was an accomplished needlepointer, voracious reader, backgammon and Scrabble player, animal lover, Cub Scout den mother, gourmet cook, entertainer extraordinaire, and worldwide traveler.

She was dearly loved by all of her family and will be sadly missed more than words can express.

Bernice is survived by her husband, Seymour; daughter, Sherry (Andy) Saper; sons, Cliff Petrovsky, Fred (Amy) Petrovsky, and Adam (Heather) Petrovsky; sister, Linda Silverman; brother, Steve (Toby) Silverman; nine grandchildren, Travis, Michael, and Ryan Saper, Bailee Petrovsky, Mara, Brian and Rayna Petrovsky, and Bradley and Reese Petrovsky; nephews, Jordan and Zachary Silverman; and brother-in-law, Maurice Petrovsky. Bernice was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Julia Silverman; parents-in-law, Israel and Ruth Petrovsky; and brother-in-law, Theodore Petrovsky.

Graveside funeral services will be today, Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at 2:30 p.m., in Green Acres Cemetery, 401 N. Hayden Road in Scottsdale.

Contributions in Bernice’s memory can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8125 N. 23rd Ave., #222, Phoenix, AZ 85021, the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation, 325 West Touhy Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068, and Har Zion Congregation, 6140 E. Thunderbird Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.

Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

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Teri Ann Foster

Teri Ann Foster went to be with the Lord on March 24, 2005, at her home in Chino Valley. She was the daughter of Linda Wells Shoup and David F. Cox.

She was raised by her maternal grandparents, William J. and Betty Wells of Chino Valley. Teri left behind a daughter, Jacquelien Rene, 15, and a son, Nathaniel Allen, 13, and many family members and friends who loved her and will miss her greatly.

Teri grew up in Chino Valley and attended school both there and in Prescott. She was active in 4-H in beef and horse projects. After marrying William J. Foster on June 24, 1989, Teri returned to school and obtained her certification both as a pre-school teacher and a caregiver, working locally in both positions.

Services will be Wednesday, March 30, at the Chino Valley Word of Life Church, with viewing at 10 a.m., and the service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in a family plot on the Wells Ranch.

Chino Valley Funeral Home is caring for the family.

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Pearl Marie Johnson

Pearl Marie Johnson, age 86, of Dewey, died March 25, 2005, in Prescott. She was born Nov. 26, 1918, the daughter of Christian Brusven and Hilda Marie Johnson in Cottonwood, Minn.

She lived with her granddaughter, Julie Chisholm, in Dewey for the past six years. She loved dancing and music, nickel slot machines. Her hobbies included hand sewing sequins, crocheting and sewing. She was a dedicated fan of “Days of Our Lives.”

She is survived by her daughters, Javonne Nelson and Sandra Cammarota of Phoenix, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Sunland Mortuary, in Sun City. A celebration of her life service will be at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2005, at the Prescott Country Club, Property Owner’s Association Building, in Dewey.

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Melinda “Missy” Robinson

Melinda (Phillips) Robinson, age 48, of Prescott, passed away gently March 24, 2005, after a long and courageous battle with multiple sclerosis.

Missy was born Nov. 11, 1956, in Phoenix, the daughter of Doye Phillips (deceased) and Paulette Phillips.

She grew up in the Prescott area, along with her sister, Kellie. She graduated from Prescott High school in 1974. She was a beautiful person with a humble and generous spirit, who touched many lives in a profound way.

Missy has now entered into a freer and fuller life in heaven, where she will no longer be handicapped by a physical body, so prone to weakness. She will be remembered as a gentle, loving person and will be missed, but forever loved and cherished.

Missy is survived by her daughter, Hannah and mother, Paulette of Prescott; sister and brother-in-law, Kellie and Darren McTee; and nieces, Sasha and Haley, all of Parker, Colo.; aunts, Bobbie Cox and Celia Clack of Prescott; cousin, Cari Haag and family of California; and cousin, Joe Cox of Prescott.

A celebration of life service in honor of Missy will be on Saturday, April 2, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Willow Hills First Southern Baptist Church in Prescott, at 1071 Mogollon Road.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Prescott Samaritan Village Activity Department Fund for Music/Caregivers in Melinda’s memory.

The family was cared for by Sunrise Funeral Home and Crematory, Prescott Valley.

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Charlot Alberta Zeigler

Charlotte Alberta Zeigler, 90, of Prescott, born Dec. 15, 1914, in Butler, Penn., died Thursday, March 24, 2005, in Prescott.

Services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, Calif. Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

James Douglas Ambrose

James Douglas Ambrose, age 81, embarked on a peaceful journey on Saturday, March 26, 2005. He was born on April 24, 1923. He was the only child of Fay and Floretta Ambrose.

He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 26 years. He was a devout Christian man who filled the pulpit for many congregations and was always happy to be asked. He was an excellent speaker. He read his Bible daily. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Frances Ambrose. He moved to Prescott after he retired in 1990.

He is survived by his wife, Dorthey F. Ambrose, his four sons, James and his wife, Connie, David and his wife, Nancy, Larry and Phillip Ambrose, all of California. Also his 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

The viewing will be held today, March 30, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave., in Prescott. Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, March 31, at Mt. Vernon Church of Christ, 120 N. Mt. Vernon Ave., in Prescott.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home in care of Mt. Vernon Church of Christ, 120 N. Mt. Vernon Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301.

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Frances “Tex” Cooper Nevenheim

Frances “Tex” Cooper Nevenheim died March 24, 2005, in Prescott.

She was one of six children of Jake and Maude Cooper. Tex was a rancher and ran herds from east Texas to northern New Mexico. Tex was born on April 1, 1909, in Chico, Texas. She loved the outdoors and had a sense of adventure, which eventually led her to Alaska in 1943.

Tex attended Texas Tech, West Texas State University and received her BA degree from Colorado State Teachers College at Greeley, Colo. She was an excellent kindergarten and first grade teacher and loved children. Tex was adventurous and a great lover of the outdoors. She traveled to Alaska Territory in 1941 on a blacked-out Navy ship due to the lack of roads or airways. She started teaching in Juneau and later Ketchikan, Fairbanks and Anchorage.

In 1943, Tex married Carl Nevenheim, who was employed by the Great Northern Commercial Company. They had no children. Carl died in 1973. Tex lived in Anchorage until coming to Prescott to retire in 1966.

Her hobby was gardening, which won her the “Garden of the Year” title in Anchorage. Tex was a devoted Catholic and member of the Holy Family Cathedral in Anchorage. She has been a generous benefactor to a number of Catholic organizations.

Tex will be laid to rest in Anchorage next to her husband.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

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Geraldine (Williams) DeMaio

Geraldine (Williams) DeMaio, age 81, of Trumbull, Conn., beloved wife of the late Frederick J. DeMaio, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, in Trumbull after a long illness and hospitalization. Mrs. DeMaio was born on October 11, 1923, in Silver City, N.M., a daughter of the late Loren and Noraetta (Laremore) Williams.

Geraldine was a native of the Western U.S., spending her early years homesteading in Mesa. She moved to Bay City, Texas, and subsequently attended Texas Women’s College in Denton.

During WWII, Geraldine married Fred DeMaio and moved East to New Jersey. She was an avid musician, playing violin, and was a beautiful artist working in watercolor and oil.

After an active 40-year life on the East coast, she returned to the West to Prescott with her husband, where she sang with Prescott Pines Adeline’s, Sweet Adeline’s, and served as their president. Geraldine lived in Telluride, Colo., with her daughter, Josephine, from 1996-1997.

During her time in the mountains, she sang with the Telluride Choral Society and painted.

Geraldine and Fred returned to Connecticut in 2001 and resided at Spring Meadows Retirement Community in Trumbull, where she enjoyed a close life with her daughter, Laura.

Geraldine was a deeply religious woman; she became a Benedictine Oblate and prayed weekly with the Immaculate Mary Cenacle. She was also a devout member of St. Stephen’s Church in Trumbull. She sang until the end.

She is survived by her devoted daughters: Laura Regnier and her husband, Jim, of Weston, Conn., and Josephine Fallenius and her husband, Erik, of Telluride, Colo., and her cherished grandsons, Adam and Colin Regnier and Karl and Ian Fallenius.

Services are private. There are no calling hours. The Spadaccino Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Route 111, in Monroe, Conn., is in charge of arrangements. See www.spad.com for more information.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Alma Maye Lemons, 79, of Prescott, born Jan. 30, 1926, in Agra, Okla., died Saturday, March 26, 2005, in Prescott.

Direct cremation at Bradshaw Crematory.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

David Callison, 89, of Prescott, born Nov. 25, 1915, in Oklahoma, died Sunday, March 27, 2005, in Prescott.

Private services will be held.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Rena Roberts, 87, of Chino Valley, born Aug. 16, 1917, in Hugo, Okla., died Saturday, March 26, 2005, in Prescott.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements by Chino Valley Funeral Home.

Mary Pilloud, 92, of Prescott, born July 31, 1912, in Illinois, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, in Glendale, Ariz.

Private cremation at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.